Barbaresco is Italy’s other Iconic wine that’s produced from the Nebbiolo grape, and if Barolo is the King, then Barbaresco is the Queen, having a slightly more elegant structure.  Similar to top Barolo’s, Barbesco can fetch astronomical prices… Just look at some of Angelo Gaja’s Cru Barbaresco’s which can easily top $800 per bottle.  Musso is a tiny producer in Barbaresco that happens to be next-door to Gaja, and their single vineyard Pora Barbaresco competes with the absolute best wines in Italy.  Of course at under fifty bucks, it’s not even fair…  Pora is a historic 2 1/2 hectare vineyard that’s laden with clay and limestone.  The vineyard is absolutely ideal for ripening Nebbiolo grapes and produces fruit of regal qualities.  With double 97 Point scores, this could go really fast…

The climate in Barbaresco is slightly milder than neighboring Barolo and the wines are noticeably less tannic and exude elegance.  The wines are stunningly complex and incredibly deep and full bodied, and those that come from some of the top Cru Vineyards like Pora can have brilliant levels of detail.  If you’d like to take your Italian collection to an even higher level with a super-highly rated Italian wine that won’t break the bank, this is it…

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Decanter, “Complex and invigorating raspberry, mint and liquorice nose. Fresh, silky attack with polished tannins, concentration and great depth of fruit. Structured, spicy, complex and long, this is outstanding and will age well.”
 97 Points
Wine Enthusiast,This has a lovely, alluring nose that evokes rose, iris, woodland berry, new leather and cake spice along with a whiff of camphor. It’s focused and delicious, with juicy Marasca cherry, star anise, clove and mocha flavors framed in taut, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity.”
 97 Points, Editors Choice 
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97 Point Wines Under 50 – 2016 MUSSO PORA VINEYARD BARBARESCO

Barbaresco Pora 2016 – Musso
: l’azienda nasce nel 1929 per volere di Sebastiano Musso, ancor oggi appare fortemente radicata alle tradizioni del territorio grazie alla conduzione enotecnica di Walter Musso, affiancato dal figlio Emanuele e dal nipote Luca Accornero. Il vigneto in questione, cica due ettari e mezzo nella sottozona Pora, è composto da un terreno compatto prevalentemente calcareo, alternato da intersezioni di argilla, esposto da ovest a sud-ovest tra i 240 e i 280 metri sul livello del mare. Granato caldo luminoso, vivace, naso molto fresco, mediamente intenso, ricorda il sedano, timo, alloro, menta peperita, un frutto maturo di ciliegia e ribes. Tannino fitto ed ancora dominante, già al momento non privo di equilibrio e classe, freschissimo, mostra una spalla acida che stempera la vibrante sapidità. Da segnalare con opportuna ossigenazione eleganti note di liquirizia.

Google Translate: “Company was founded in 1929 at the behest of Sebastiano Musso, still today it appears strongly rooted in the traditions of the territory thanks to Walter Musso’s wine-making management, supported by his son Emanuele and his nephew Luca Accornero. The vineyard in question, about two and a half hectares in the Pora sub-area, is composed of a predominantly calcareous compact soil, alternated by clay intersections, exposed from west to south-west between 240 and 280 meters above sea level. Bright hot garnet, lively, very fresh nose, medium intense, reminiscent of celery, thyme, bay leaves, peppermint, a ripe cherry and currant fruit. Dense and still dominant tannins, at the moment not lacking in balance and class, very fresh, it shows an acid shoulder that dissolves the vibrant flavor. To note with elegant oxygenation elegant notes of licorice…” Ciao! Salute! Edward ~ your wine broker

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