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.
Underbrush, wild herb and dark-skinned-berry aromas form the nose along with a whiff of camphor. On the firm, structured palate, tightly knit but noble tannins offset dried Marasca cherry, cranberry, orange zest and star anise. Tense and youthfully austere, it needs a few years to unwind. Drink: 2022–2027; Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Rating: 95 Points; Kerin O'Keefe; Wine Enthusiast
Following the suggestion of Produttori del Barbaresco General Manager Renato Vacca, I am starting off this series of nine Riservas with the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. This wine is usually the most delicate, slender and ephemeral of this set. However, I can immediately confirm that this is not necessarily the case with this exuberant 2015 vintage. The sunny heat of the growing season has successfully drawn out more fruit weight and intensity in this edition of Pora. The wine overdelivers in terms of aromas, but its streamlined and polished personality follows through to the palate. Those divergent intensity levels will smooth out with more bottle age. Some 16,666 bottles were released. Tasted: July; Drink: 2023-2045; Rating: 94 Points; Monica Larner; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is round, plush and seductive. The warmth of the year comes through in the wine's soft curves and overall raciness. Sweet tobacco, cedar, mint, licorice and dried flowers add aromatic nuance to a racy Barbaresco that will drink well right out of the gate. This is such a pretty wine. Drink: 2020-2030; Date Tasted: Nov 2019; Rating: 93 Points; Antonio Galloni; vinous.com
Almond, a bit diffuse, but good red fruit and more gentle tannin, more breathy and less line, but still nice. Just not on the top shelf, maybe. Mineral finish though. And powerful and cool as it goes. Tasted: Aug 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $140; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2022-2042+; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Impressive perfume and general feel, a lot of detail, power, concentration and drive in this wine. Incredibly complex, detail Barbaresco, sinewy tannins in a lacy sheath, red currants, cherry, rose hip tea and smoky herbs all jostling. Big impact in the palate, power and yet grace the general comment. Big tannin, fine though, a wine that imprints itself strongly. The most athletic of these 2015 releases. 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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