Moccagatta is a leading, artisanal, family-owned Barbaresco producer located in the famed Langhe hills. Their vineyard has been around since the second half of 1800, while their company was officially launched in 1952.
Martina, a trained oenologist, and cousin Stefano continued in the family’s tradition of producing the world’s top Barbaresco, also known as queen of Italian wines, together with their fathers Sergio and Francesco.
Their Barbarescos are expressive, elegant and complex with smooth tannins, cherry and oak notes. Their Barbaresco “Basarin” is the easiest to drink when released while their "Bric Balin" was voted by Wine Spectator as one of the “Top 100 wines in 2019”. Today, their fine wines are exported around the world, increasingly enjoyed by wine lovers globally.
Moccagatta has taken good care of their vines from pruning to green harvest in summer and the use of modern facilities and equipment in the cellar to produce high quality wines.
Their Barbaresco is made from three crus of radically different characters, two in the commune of Barbaresco (Bric Balin and Cole) and one in the commune of Neive (Basarin). The vineyards are located at altitudes varying between 240 and 300 meters above sea level, ideal for growing Barbaresco. The vinification of the Barbareschi made from the three crus is the same: fermentation and maceration with the skins in stainless steel vats with temperature control for 6-7 days at 30 degrees Celsius. The wine is then racked off into stainless steel vats where the alcoholic fermentation is completed. The wine matures in French oak barriques for 18 months, before finishing in the bottle with a minimum of 9-10 months.