When I tasted with Produttori del Barbaresco export/sales director Aldo Vacca last year at Vinitaly, he showed the cooperative winery’s “new” label.
“Every year our importer asks for us a ‘new’ product for the market,” he told me with his signature sheepish grin.
“We didn’t really have anything new and so we decided to rename our Moccagatta cru using the dialect[al] name for the vineyard, Muncagota.”
Same wine, different name, just as great (in my book)… and the latest entry in the Italian Grape Name and Appellation Pronunciation Project.
Thanks for speaking Italian [grapes]!