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Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

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In 1894 the first Barbaresco cooperative was created, the "Cantine Sociali", by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. This wine is produced every year by the Produttori del Barbaresco; it ranges from 10 to 30% of the total production depending on the quality of the vintage (the better the vintage is the less Nebbiolo is produced). It is a second label for the Barbaresco and it is made with the grapes from young vines or those vineyards that produce a less intense and concentrated juice. It still has the quality necessary to be classified a Barbaresco, but the Winery declassifies it in order to sell it at a younger age and maintain the Barbaresco quality as high as possible. Robert Parker says of this wine, "The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo shows gorgeous depth and purity in a core of dark fruit, spices and minerals. The finish is long and polished, especially for a wine at this level. This fresh, vinous Nebbiolo offers terrific balance and is a great choice for readers who want to begin an exploration into Nebbiolo - one of the world’s noble grapes - without breaking the bank. Once again, the Produttori have turned out what may very well be the very finest value in Nebbiolo, and all from young vines in Barbaresco to boot! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016."

Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Varietal: Nebbiolo
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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

Member Reviews for Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo

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Snooth User: solargecko
488684281
0.00 5
12/16/2010

As effusively praised on <a href="http://www.wypr.org/Cellar_Notes.html">Cellar Notes</a>. For $25, they say it has to be worthy of a Saturday night dinner wine. They claim it has notes of coffee and black pepper. They recommend serving it with a moderately savory dish, such as veal.


Snooth User: MattMcGinnis
53043298
3.00 5
08/19/2010

How do small vineyards growing Nebbiolo grapes in Barbaresco in the Piedmont region of Italy compete with the guys growing Nebbiolo in Barolo? Join forces in a cooperative. And that’s what happened in 1894 and continues today with nine classic premium sites from Barbaresco: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajé, Montefico, Moccagatta and Rio Sordo. It takes nine to make a thing go right. Produttori del Barbaresco makes an affordable, easy drinking wine out to the cooperative; Nebbiolo Langhe. A young wine made from grapes grown on young vines is ready made for nights when you want to dance your young ass off. This isn’t a throw-away wine, but it also isn’t a pretentious wine that needs some uptight DOCG designation. Go ahead, open this one up and dance the Cabbage Patch. 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo Look Ruby red sipper wearing ruby red slippers. Smell Fennel spiked jam. Jam on it. Taste The first steps are raspberry and cherry transitioning into smooth tannic black tea for a pucker-up dip to end the song. If you want all the classic moves of a Barbaresco, without the price of the VIP room, grab a Langhe Nebbiolo. My full review: http://mattmcginnis218.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/it-takes-two-to-make-a-thing-go-right/


Snooth User: LarryFitz
26423493
4.00 5
09/12/2010

This is a nice smooth wine, medium body. The bouquet had nice tone of fruit, that carried over to the palette when drank. The taste of the wine lingered on the pallet; this allowed me to enjoy the wine with small sips over a long time period.


Snooth User: frank hertz
43692222
3.50 5
03/26/2010

this is a great, inexpensive nebbiolo, enjoyable with food or without. nice brightness to the fruit, without feeling sharp.


Snooth User: tess k
77814714
5.00 5
02/25/2011

I loved this wine. I love sauvignon blancs with lots of minerals and now I found a red that similarly has minerals that tickle my palate. I need to buy some more.


Snooth User: megavega99
4552064
4.00 5
04/15/2010

Tried this wine in Vegas and I loved it.


External Reviews for Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/05/2014

The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo shows gorgeous depth and purity in a core of dark fruit, spices and minerals. The finish is long and polished, especially for a wine at this level. This fresh, vinous Nebbiolo offers terrific balance and is a great choice for readers who want to begin an exploration into Nebbiolo — one of the world’s noble grapes — without breaking the bank. Once again, the Produttori have turned out what may very well be the very finest value in Nebbiolo, and all from young vines in Barbaresco to boot! Anticipated maturity: 2009–2016.


External Review
05/18/2011

Good medium red. Strawberry liqueur on the nose, lifted by spices. Sweet on entry, then a bit strict in the middle palate, with fresh acidity framing the red fruit, tobacco and white pepper flavors. A juicy, fresh, food-friendly nebbiolo with a firm tannic spine.


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

Made from declassified Barbaresco lots at this legendary cooperative winery, this outperforms many more ambitious wines andmdash; without trying to be anything that itandrsquo;s not. That said, the wine is brisk and clean. The tannins have a hint of pomegrante-seed bitterness, but donandrsquo;t interfere with the length of the tart cherry flavor. Itandrsquo;s the sort of wine Italians would eat with song birds caught from the wild, when there were still song birds to catch. Now they might decant it for farm-raised roast squab.


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

The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo shows gorgeous depth and purity in a core of dark fruit, spices and minerals. The finish is long and polished, especially for a wine at this level. This fresh, vinous Nebbiolo offers terrific balance and is a great choice for readers who want to begin an exploration into Nebbiolo andmdash; one of the worldandrsquo;s noble grapes andmdash; without breaking the bank. Once again, the Produttori have turned out what may very well be the very finest value in Nebbiolo, and all from young vines in Barbaresco to boot! Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2016.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


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

The 2007 Nebbiolo delle Langhe is an especially ripe, full-bodied wine from the Produttori. Sweet, enticing aromas lead to an opulent core fruit. This is an incredibly concentrated wine with superb depth and tons of style, all within the context of traditionally-made Nebbiolo. The richness of the fruit completely covers the tannins, making this an incredibly accessible young Nebbiolo. The Produttorirsquo;s Nebbiolo delle Langhe is the estatersquo;s third selection from 100amp; Barbaresco-designated vineyards mdash; usually younger vines mdash; aged in cask. It wasnrsquo;t that many years ago that the Nebbiolo was a highly inconsistent wine. Today, it is arguably the finest value in Langhe Nebbiolo. Anticipated maturity: 2009ndash;2017. Produttori del Barbaresco continues to make better wines with each passing vintage.


External Review
05/18/2011

The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo shows gorgeous depth and purity in a core of dark fruit, spices and minerals. The finish is long and polished, especially for a wine at this level. This fresh, vinous Nebbiolo offers terrific balance and is a great choice for readers who want to begin an exploration into Nebbiolo - one of the world's noble grapes - without breaking the bank. Once again, the Produttori have turned out what may very well be the very finest value in Nebbiolo, and all from young vines in Barbaresco to boot! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.


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In 1894 the first Barbaresco cooperative was created, the "Cantine Sociali", by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. This wine is produced every year by the Produttori del Barbaresco; it ranges from 10 to 30% of the total production depending on the quality of the vintage (the better the vintage is the less Nebbiolo is produced). It is a second label for the Barbaresco and it is made with the grapes from young vines or those vineyards that produce a less intense and concentrated juice. It still has the quality necessary to be classified a Barbaresco, but the Winery declassifies it in order to sell it at a younger age and maintain the Barbaresco quality as high as possible. Robert Parker says of this wine, "The 2008 Langhe Nebbiolo shows gorgeous depth and purity in a core of dark fruit, spices and minerals. The finish is long and polished, especially for a wine at this level. This fresh, vinous Nebbiolo offers terrific balance and is a great choice for readers who want to begin an exploration into Nebbiolo - one of the world’s noble grapes - without breaking the bank. Once again, the Produttori have turned out what may very well be the very finest value in Nebbiolo, and all from young vines in Barbaresco to boot! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016."

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