From his house perched on the north rim of the famed Montestefano vineyard, Teobaldo Rivella has garnered a cult following for the 750 cases of that he farms below "come il mio giardino" (as my own little garden) on the south-facing slopes. It is a true honor to offer this unique wine that is in fact a throwback to another era. Wines that have been described as if Maria-Teresa Mascarello made Barbaresco.
The 2017 Barbaresco Montestefano opens with scents of cherry, lavender and rose petal. It offers lovely depth in the mid-weight style that is typical of many wines in this vintage, along with a slightly candied profile and a bit of reduction, just as in the straight Barbaresco. - Vinous