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99pt M.A Monticelli Barolo Bussia Riserva 2012

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When you combine two of the world’s greatest family’s the outcome is unparalleled. Now, teamed up with Giacomo Conterno, the two families are downright are unstoppable!

The Monticellis bring four generations of winemaking, topped off by Anna Monticelli’s globetrotting experience (including Chateau Cheval Blanc, Seavey, and Bryant Family) and mix it with Conterno’s unmatched excellence and access to Barolo vineyards make the Bussia Riserva an incredible, unbeatable Barolo—Don’t miss its World Debut, only on Vivino!

About the wine

Blending the Monticelli family’s four generations in Napa Valley with the Conterno’s Italian tradition, M.A. Monticelli wines blend the best of tradition and modernity in one package.

From cherished south facing slopes in Barolo’s Bussia subregion, these Barolo vines soak up the sun, gathering gorgeous black cherry and blackberry fruit to make a wine that’s dedicated, but structured to age. The steep, clay-based soils Nebbiolo has been thriving for centuries, and with Conterno-Monticelli winemaker this is one for the record books. After five years of aging (four in the best French Oak money can buy) leave the 2012 Reserva with subtle, lingering tannins and a finish for days. This collaboration is huge, but the release is NOT—don’t blink or these bottles will be gone!

Winemaker: Conterno, Monticelli
Appellation: Barolo Bussia
- 99 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier
- 4.4/5.0, Vivino Users
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.5%


4.4 Vivino Users

99 pts, Thomas Stafford, Certified Sommelier

"I was taken back by the extraordinary robust aromas of warm black fruits and camphor.  White truffles and mineral carry the wild berry palate richness. This Barolo is articulate and profoundly expressive, vibrant and boasts an energy I rarely see. This is a rockstar! - Damn close to perfect!  It demands a rich herbaceous tomato sauce over al dente pasta. Bravo!"


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