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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

"Once again, the Produttori have turned out a gem in their 2005 Barbaresco. A beautiful, perfumed Nebbiolo, the wine flows effortlessly from the glass with captivating notes of crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet herbs and spices. This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony. Simply put, this is a classic wine Piedmont lovers wont want to miss. Ideally, the wine should be cellared for a few years, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience." - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate Cheese Pairings: Fontina, Gouda, CheddarFood Pairings: Braised Beef, Truffles and Truffle Oil

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 Torre

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,391
4.00 5
05/13/2009

A lovely Barbaresco with solid acidity and a cool, composed character featuring crisp cherry, soil and dried floral aromatics. the wine is medium bodied and fairly elegant with small but precise tannins and a taut backend that leads to a long, sneaky finish. Needs a year or two in bottle to really express itself but still delicious even at this early stage. 90pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,712
4.00 5
05/25/2009

A brilliant ruby red color that, after two hours of decanting, was explosive on the nose with cherry fruit, sweet tobacco, and chalk dust. The nose came across as a bit hot but very expressive. On the palate more cherry, or possibly cranberry with rose petal, tar and a bit of pepper. Expansive on the mid-palate with sweet fruit. A hint of charred wood and more cherry on the finish. This can't be a $26 bottle... but it is!

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Nebbiolo

Snooth User: Val13
114220610
3.50 5
05/15/2010

First Barbaresco tasting...probably should have decanted, will re-visit tomorrow. High acid, light to medium body, but very fragrant/strong nose with cherry/spice notes. Lots of ripe cherries on the palate, high alcohol, moderately tannic finish. Fairly "in-your-face" and acidic for my tastes, otherwise probably would have given it a higher rating, but I'm not sure that this is my style. Drank with pizza.


Snooth User: WJTronoski
73673269
4.50 5
12/06/2009

Most other people have noted the long finish, medium body and great color. I was surprised how long the finish was. Definitely got the spice and the crispness. Will definitely be buying more and hoping to keep it around for a while

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Finish

Snooth User: lushlifeSF
20755222
3.00 5
07/06/2009

Dark cherry and allspice, very aromatic, medium-bodied; needs time in bottle to round out mouth-puckering tannins. Promises seductive complexity.


Snooth User: coslattery
28254731
4.00 5
10/21/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Once again, the Produttori have turned out a gem in their 2005 Barbaresco. A beautiful, perfumed Nebbiolo, the wine flows effortlessly from the glass with captivating notes of crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet herbs and spices. This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony. Simply put, this is a classic wine Piedmont lovers wonrsquo;t want to miss. Ideally, the wine should be cellared for a few years, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience. This is Lot 8.115. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2006 Barbaresco is a gorgeous, generous Barbaresco loaded with ripe dark fruit. This is an especially harmonious, refined Barbaresco from the Produttori that is also somewhat unusual for its dark, brooding personality. Licorice, leather and tar linger on the powerful finish. Today the wine is remarkable for its depth and concentration, while the aromatic complexity will develop in bottle. If the regular Barbaresco holds this much power, I can only wonder what the Riservas might have in store. Simply put, this is a marvelous effort. This is Lot 9.125 Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2031.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2007 Barbaresco offers up generous dark red fruit in an unusually flashy style for this wine. There is wonderful up-front richness, but then the wine loses a bit of depth on the mid-palate. The aromatics are also not quite as expressive as I would have liked. As delicious as this is, I miss the structure of 2006, the fruit of 2005 and the layered personality of 2004, any one of which might have elevated the 2007. As it stands, the 2007 Barbaresco comes across as open, accessible and ready to provide considerable pleasure, at least over the medium term. This is Lot 10.106. Anticipated maturity: 2010andndash;2022.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Smoke, barbecue and tar emerge from the nose of this ethereal and elegant Barbaresco. Youandrsquo;ll also get delicate fruity notes of pressed wild berries and white cherry. The wine is tart and fresh with drying tannins and a polished feel. Pair it with boiled beef and mint sauce.


External Review
01/15/2010

This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Displays glorious fruit on the nose, with raspberry, blackberry and flowers. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a delicate finish. Best after 2011.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The regionrsquo;s famous co-op continues to turn out solid, traditionally styled wines. Although the crus are the ones to see out, the blended wine is often a good value. This vintage seems built with firmer structure than in the past, finishing hard and tannic. Aromas and flavors are pretty amalgams of cherries, tea leaves, and stone fruits, but will they outlast the tannins?


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"Once again, the Produttori have turned out a gem in their 2005 Barbaresco. A beautiful, perfumed Nebbiolo, the wine flows effortlessly from the glass with captivating notes of crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet herbs and spices. This classic, mid-weight Barbaresco possesses plenty of clean, bright fruit framed by elegant tannins, showing notable harmony. Simply put, this is a classic wine Piedmont lovers wont want to miss. Ideally, the wine should be cellared for a few years, but readers will have a hard time exercising such patience." - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate Cheese Pairings: Fontina, Gouda, CheddarFood Pairings: Braised Beef, Truffles and Truffle Oil

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