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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1985

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight on the nose with burnt wood, sweet licorice, soil and funghi tones but this remains hard and a bit unevolved. It does gain some complexity with air, camphor and leather, but remains a bit rustic on the nose. This is rich on the palate and the acidity is a touch soft allowing the earthy cherry fruit to dominate the entry. On the backend this turns a bit more complex with woodsy notes of mushrooms. With air this really gains some nice depth and fills the mouth but always retains a certain rusticitiy. A wonderfully at peak bottle. 91pts

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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
89065222,083
4.50 5
03/23/2010

Tight on the nose with burnt wood, sweet licorice, soil and funghi tones but this remains hard and a bit unevolved. It does gain some complexity with air, camphor and leather, but remains a bit rustic on the nose. This is rich on the palate and the acidity is a touch soft allowing the earthy cherry fruit to dominate the entry. On the backend this turns a bit more complex with woodsy notes of mushrooms. With air this really gains some nice depth and fills the mouth but always retains a certain rusticitiy. A wonderfully at peak bottle. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,083
4.00 5
01/20/2009

Lovely aromatics here with seared cherry fruit built over layered oyster shells, rosewater and nori. The fruit takes on a wild tone and gains fine top notes of black tea and dried leaves. In the mouth this seems a bit washed out with a rich weighty palate impression yet subtle flavors of dark cherry and mineral. The acidity here is just adequate yielding a wine that is big, powerful and ungainly. 2009-2014 88pts




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