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.
A bold, wide gauge expression here. Spreads like a rigid quilt in the palate, dust tannins in a sheath around red cherry, red plum fruit, garam masala spice, game meat and light alpine herb notes. A muscular feel but with brightness and juiciness in tow. Serious, drying finish. Oomph. A different feel, lots of swish and pucker. Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2026-2046+; Rated: 95+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Dried flowers, nutty, distinct tea-like flavour, very stony and earthy, more earth than fruit driven in a way, a lot of grip on a firm long finish. Bony sort of feel to it. The shape of it is very appealing. Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2024-2036+; Rated: 95+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
The 2016 Barbaresco Pajè opens with deeply pitched spice notes that are so alluring. Pliant and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2016 possesses tremendous density and brawn. Blue/purplish fruit, cloves, lavender and menthol infuse this rich, hedonistic Barbaresco with tons of character. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer density of the fruit. In a word: impressive. Date Tasted: Oct 2020; Drink: 2024-2041; Rating: 96 Points; Antonio Galloni; Vinous
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