Fantastic and ready to drink Barbaresco from Icardi winery available at a great price with special discounts for 6 packs and cases!
“Year after year, the great array of wines from this estate grows richer in character and originality.”
Located in the Piemonte region of Italy, the Icardi farm is perched on the Alba hills in Castiglione Tinella between two famous viticultural appellations, the Langhe and Monferrato. Some of the Icardi family’s 75 hectares of vineyard surround the winery while other parcels stretch over the hills of Langhe and Monferrato. The vineyards are organically farmed except for 10 hectares that are farmed biodynamically, an even more rigorous method than organic.
The family’s plan is to soon convert all of its vineyards to biodynamic farming. “Our focus is a healthy land, a land as healthy as one hundred years ago. The result is excellent wine,” says enologist Claudio Icardi, now at the helm of the business. His sister Maria Grazia is responsible for sales and marketing. The family has grown grapes in the area since 1914, but in the early 1960s, Claudio’s and Maria Grazia’s father Piereno Icardi chose to make his own wine instead of selling his fruit to others, a bold decision at the time. In a region where wine can be austere in style, Icardi has a reputation for making distinctively drinkable wines upon release that embody both an international style and old-world character.
The Montubert Cru, where this wine originates, is located in the Neive region of Barbaresco.
2010 Icardi “Montubert” Barbaresco $44.99*
93 Points – Wine Advocate
Icardi’s 2010 Barbaresco Montubert opens with dark concentration and a tight aromatic embroidery of tar, cola, licorice, cedar, dried cherry and black currant. The personality here is steady, strong and smart. Firm Nebbiolo structure holds it together beautifully. There is an initial shyness or restraint that unwinds as the wine spends more time in the glass. You can count on the same softening to occur with more cellar aging. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
Case Price (15% Off) $458.89*/$38.24*
6 Pack Price (10% Off) $242.94/$40.49*