The Produttori co-operative manage some 250 acres of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries-old skill and dedication. The winery produces a Barbaresco DOCG each year, a blend of Nebbiolo grapes harvested from different vineyards. For the most part, vines grow in calcium-rich clay-lime soil run through with veins of quick-draining sand. In most years, this wine accounts for half of the Produttori’s production. Grapes from 50 growers were fermented by native yeast in stainless steel, spending a full month on the skins. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine aged for 24 months before bottling in the spring of 2018.
“Charming aromas of cherry, strawberry and rose are inviting in this red, with flavours to match, showing ripeness and focus. Earth and mineral elements chime in as this firms up, but the harmony is there and this should really sing in about five years. Best from 2022 through 2040.”
93 points + Highly Recommended, Wine Spectator, Dec 2018
“I tasted this wine after bottling but before its commercial release. The 2015 Barbaresco will hit the market on September 1st. It was scheduled to be released in October, but because Produttori del Barbaresco is already out of stock of the 2014 Barbaresco, they decided to move this release up and shorten waiting times. I mention that because you definitely don’t want to pop the cork too early. The 2015 vintage opens to a visibly darker color and thicker concentration compared to recent past vintages. Next to the upcoming 2016 and 2017 editions, we can expect 2015 to be the most fruit-forward of the three. You get dark tones of plum and blackberry with dry tannins at the rear.”
93 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2018
“Produttori’s classic Barbaresco is lush and expressive in the warm 2015 vintage. Flavors of ripe cherries stay vibrant and plush, lifted by notes of orange zest and bright green herbs. The tannins are silky and ripe, drawing out the flavors into a long, balanced finish. Although the price has crept up, this remains one of Barbaresco’s best bargains, well worth buying a case so you can revisit the wine every few months.”
93 points, Wine & Spirits, Dec 2018