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 2019.
“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.”
95 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, June 2019
“The 2016 Barbaresco is a stunning wine with tremendous richness for this bottling. Ample, deep and powerful, the 2016 exudes pedigree and class from start to finish. I can’t remember a straight Barbaresco here with this much fruit density and unctuous richness, and yet there is more than enough tannin and overall structure to give the wine its classically leaning feel. A blast of sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, menthol licorice and smoke hits the potent finish. What a wine! 2010-2041.”
94 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, Nov 2019