In the second half of 1800, Giovanni Minuto owned vineyards in the town of Barbaresco; in 1913 his son Luigi started to produce wine from the grapes harvested.In 1952, the company was split between the sons Lorenzo and Mario. Mario inherited the Moccagatta farmhouse which gives the name to the current company. Today, Francesco and Sergio carry on their father’s business with great passion. They are supported by their respective sons: Stefano who works in the company, and Martina who got a diploma at the wine-making Institute in Alba and graduated in viticulture and enology at the University of Turin.The company spreads out over 15 hectares, 12 planted with vines, i.e. Nebbiolo (7 hectares), Barbera (2 hectares), Dolcetto (1.5 hectares), Chardonnay (1.5 hectares), for an average annual production of 65,000 bottles of wine made just from the grapes grown in their own vineyards.The search of a balanced production, a special care over the vines from pruning to green harvest in summer, and the use of modern facilities and equipment in the cellar have turned out to be fundamental to produce high quality wine. Moccagatta is in Conversion to Bio
Intense aromas of black cherries, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla and white pepper. The pleasantly soft tannins and a well-embedded acidity gives it character and balance. Nice length. Open it 2 hours before drinking or decant.
One of the best wines of Italy. A broad, spicy style, displaying plum, earth and tar flavors, shaded by toast and vanilla notes. The firm structure shores up the finish as this winds down, echoing plum, tar and spice details. Best from 2021 through 2033
A deep, sensual wine, the 2013 Barbaresco Bric Balin is shaping up to be a real jewel. Hints of orange peel, mint, spices and white pepper make an appearance on a bouquet that is full of intrigue. Deep, powerful and structured. This wine needs a few years
A deep, sensual wine, the 2015 Barbaresco Bric Balin is shaping up to be a real jewel. Hints of orange peel, mint, spices and white pepper make an appearance on a bouquet that is full of intrigue. Deep, powerful and structured. This wine needs a few years