2017 Produttori del Barbaresco (750ml)

Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Nebbiolo drinkers are a finicky bunch – I'm one of 'em. Nebbiolo and Piedmonte belong together. And as long as I've known that, I've also known that there's a comfortable consistency to the wonderful, warm and soul-satisfying wines being bottled by the Produttori del Barbaresco. From their "basic" Barbaresco – actually blended from several of their top sites in the DOCG zone – right up the line to the single Crus, everything made here is first rate while being truly consumer friendly at the register. I've known Director Aldo Vacca for more than a decade and to taste with him is infectious. But make no mistake; it's ultimately his it is the wines which do the talking. And this truly affordable, true Nebbiolo is speaking beautifully! A classy, classic expression of Barbaresco.


The 2017 Barbaresco shows just how appealing this vintage can be. In 2017, the warm, dry growing season gave the Barbaresco an extra kick of richness that fills out its frame and adds so much immediacy. Sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are open in the glass, but it is the wine’s seductive radiance that wins the day. Pora, Ovello, Montestefano, Muncagota and Rio Sordo are the main vineyards used for the straight Barbaresco. The 2017 is such an inviting and expressive wine. Don’t miss it!

94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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