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.
Juicy, fresh-feeling yet rich and powerful style. Dark cherry, balsamic tang, pot pourri, sweet spice, pepper and earthiness. Ferrous tannins ripple through the firm, dark fruited core of the wine. A bit of mouth perfume here too. Dense and dark, lifted but extremely potent and dense wine, though again there’s drinkability here too. Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2026-2046+; Rated: 94+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Plenty of hazelnut and almond biscuit, plum and cherry, liquorice. Rolls around nicely, quite some flesh and power in the palate, rocky and long. Slight warmth here maybe. Spicy and earthy to close. Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2025-2042+; Rated: 94+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is a serious, somber wine. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol show off the darker side of Nebbiolo to great effect. In most vintages, Rio Sordo is an easygoing wine, but not in 2016. Readers will find a potent, brooding yet mid-weight Barbaresco that screams with character. What a way to start this tasting! Date Tasted: Oct 2020; Drink: 2024-2041; Rating: 94 Points; Antonio Galloni; Vinous
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