We have in stock one of the best Northern Italian wine values on the market, Produttori del Barbaresco’s Barbaresco. The 2016 is here and once again its a beauty!
The Produttori’s normale Barbaresco has always outperformed its price range, mostly due to their access to top vineyard sites. They have a steep history in Piedmont, being founded in 1958, and as a result, many of the historical vineyards have come under their wing.
General Manager Aldo Vacca says the co-operative counts for 54 members, of which four joined the group within the past three years. Produttori del Barbaresco consists of 100 hectares, however, each individual farm is very small in size.
My admiration for this wine has always been for its approachability. Nebbiolo can be firm, with strong tannin, which can come off a bit austere but this bottling has never been so. This Barbaresco is supple, inviting and definitely approachable in its youth, in character, and in price. Yes, this Barbaresco is structured enough for long term aging but good luck trying to keep it out of your glass!
Produttori del Barbaresco 'Barbaresco' 2016
Shelf Price $44.99
Sale Price $39.97
95 pts Wine Advocate
The 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas.