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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1978

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This offers up deep and muscular notes of earthy macerated cherries, charred campfire, insinuations of porcini and adds a light prosciutto element, a touch of black pepper and fresh cane clippings with a menthol top note to the remarkably fresh nose. Youthful in the mouth with sweet, tarry fruit that is dense and chewy but very fresh. Really fine and perfectly mature preserving the balanced and slightly rustic style of the vintage that pairs so well with the earthy, dark fruit. Another testament to the greatness that is the Produttori Coop. 93pts

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Produttori del Barbaresco:
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres ... Read more
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations. Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produces in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/16/2008

This offers up deep and muscular notes of earthy macerated cherries, charred campfire, insinuations of porcini and adds a light prosciutto element, a touch of black pepper and fresh cane clippings with a menthol top note to the remarkably fresh nose. Youthful in the mouth with sweet, tarry fruit that is dense and chewy but very fresh. Really fine and perfectly mature preserving the balanced and slightly rustic style of the vintage that pairs so well with the earthy, dark fruit. Another testament to the greatness that is the Produttori Coop. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
01/20/2009

Sweet and crystaline and slow to open with concrete dust and a touch of salt air emerging from the glass then dusty pez candy and an intense bloom of fresh florality. The pez grows in intensity and turns toward a distinct raspberry tone with an astringent note and a very fine background of forest floor, bramble, and coriander. Bright in the mouth with solid tannins, rich elegant and suave with mineral tinged red fruits up front then a spicy floral mid-palate that leads to the red currant tinged finish with florishes of tar, licorice, and treebark. Elegant in a masculine way and surprisingly rich 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
01/20/2009

Again offering a wonderful array of aromatics this started off with notes of leather and dried rose then turned smoky and exotic with tea tones, some chamomile and even a hint of jasmine. Eventually turning savory and deep with a tarry edge and a hint of shoeblack. Richly fruited though still slightly drying this offered up waves of layered flavor with chunky plum tones, earth, aromatic lift in the mouth from the VA. Turning a bit spicy with a touch of black pepper and a hint of roasted herbal tones adding some length. This is broad and muscular with fine balance. Firmly at peak and with a good future. 2009-2017 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.00 5
01/20/2009

A bit baked on the nose with notes of clay tile, baked raspberry and hints of burnt marshmallow and, leather and cooked bean starch. Sweet with lovely integrated structure and a fine lightness, this remains fresh and elegant with round fruit but does have a bit of a drop out on the middle. The rich wild berry and wild plum tones pick up again and lead to a fine finish with notes of clay and flowers but the dip is a bit troubling. This probably is at or just passing peak so drinking sooner rather than later is advised. 2009-2013 88pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
12/03/2008

Four and a half glasses




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