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 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