The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 51 members and controls more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication.
In great vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota, and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. The name of the single-vineyards, the total number of bottles produced, and the name of the owners of the vineyards are marked on the labels.
Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with mature dark-skinned berry, leather, licorice and vanilla on this structured red. The full-bodied palate reflects the nose, delivering raspberry compote, star anise, crushed mint and hazelnut alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink: after 2023; Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Rating: 94 Points; Kerin O'Keefe; Wine Enthusiast
This is the last wine I tasted in this group of nine from Produttori del Barbaresco. The reason I placed the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano last is because it is usually considered to be the most powerful and determined in the flight. However, when you really get down to it, this vintage is more tight, streamlined and ethereal than expected. It is saving the best for later, and indeed, the wine is poised to evolve and open fully many years from now. There is a note of shyness here or restraint. Exactly 16,036 bottles were made, and this Riserva demands patience. Tasted: July; Drink: 2025-2055; Rating: 94 Points; Monica Larner; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is one of the deeper, wines in this range. Ample, broad and creamy, the 2015 has a ton of richness and power on display. It is also one of the wines in this range where the personality and style of the vineyard are very much in evidence. A rush of black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and spice build into the racy finish as this powerful, beautifully resonant Barbaresco shows all it's got. Drink: 2022-2040; Date Tasted: Nov 2019; Rating: 94 Points; Antonio Galloni; vinous.com
Ripe, almost a choc-cherry flavour, nougat, spice. Plenty of traction, a cool mineral feel in with warm earth and red fruits. Almost sticky in tannin, pretty firm and almost aggressive as at now, but you can sense the potential in this wine. Power. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $140; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2042+; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Raspberry, alpine herbs, sweeter berry fruit scents, floral notes. Juicy and fleshy to taste, a rolling feast of primary fruit cinched with a broad web of chunky, earthy-smoky gummy tannins. Big wine feel without the heft, but this is an impact Barbaresco of chunk and punch. It feels well balanced in its way. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $140; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2042+; Rated: 94 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
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