Prunotto Barbaresco 2006
Alfredo Prunotto gave his name and thirty-three years of his life to this renowned winery in Piedmont. Since 1989 it has been owned by the Antinori family, who have sought to boost the already high standards by extending the vineyard holdings, including plots in the de facto grands crus of Bric Turot and Bussia. The quality of the top wines goes without saying, but the rest of the range is made with equal aplomb. The style is modern without being exaggerated: freshness of aroma and approachability of structure are viewed as positives. Grapes are sourced from vineyards in the areas of Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive, where the soil is rich in calcareous clay and in magnesium, manganese and zinc. This wine has a deep, complex nose with hints of liquorice, roses and blackberry. On the palate, it is full and velvety with a long, elegant finish.
Editorial Reviews for Prunotto Barbaresco
AWE blind tasting - a bit volatile, sandy and jammy, a bit hot, innocuous, not very expressive but fairly well textured, some nice sour strawberry fruit, simple 84-85