- The Minuto family began producing their wines more than 100 years ago. Their vineyards are located in two towns - Barbaresco and Neive. The Barbarescos come from three crus of radically different character, each one vinified separately so as to express the terroir. The “Basarin”, from vines around Neive, has sweet black fruits and currants on the nose, but is firm and lean on the palate, providing excellent nearer-term drinking.
"Medium-deep red. Complex scents of currant, chocolate, marzipan, lead pencil and spicy oak. Juicy but rather reticent today, and not currently showing its flesh. Best today on the long, firmly tannic finish. But the '97 version of this wine is at least as concentrated, and perhaps broader and sweeter." (Nov 2000)