We have just landed one of the world’s great value wines. Produttori del Barbaresco is a renowned cooperative with 56 producers and more than 100 hectares of vineyards. Usually dedicated to single crus, in 2010 they decided not to bottle and define their single vineyards. Instead, their 2010 Barbaresco DOC is a real step-up in quality, containing the likes of great crus such as Asili, Rabaja and Montefico to name a few.
2010 is a benchmark, classic Piedmont vintage where full ripeness and fine acidity were achieved. The Produttori wines are traditionally made, spending 3-5 weeks macerating on the skins before being aged in old botti for up to 3 years.
What impresses us most about the Langhe and Barbaresco is their purity of fruit combined with elegance, powerful tannins and sumptuousness. These are long-ageing wines that completely over-deliver and are amust-have for every cellar.
See a video about the Produttori 2010 vintage on Jamessuckling.com.
For those interested in the 2009 single-vineyard Reservas, we have limited availability here.
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Produttori del Barbaresco, Nebbiolo Langhe 2012
Enticing aromas and flavors of rose, raspberry, strawberry and spice enhance this elegant, balanced red. Tightens up a little on the finish, where pure berry notes linger. Best from 2015 through 2023. 10,000 cases made. – 90 points, Wine Spectator
Produttori del Barbaresco, Barbaresco 2010
Beautiful aromas of white truffles, plums and berries. Hints of spices. Full to medium body with fine tannins and beautiful licorice, berry and fennel seed. Very pretty length. Drinkable now but better in 2015. – 92 points, James Suckling
As the Produttori has declassified its crus in 2010, there will be 28,000 cases of this blend. Tangy cherry and raspberry aromas are lifted by flowers and mint on the cool, inviting nose. Silky-sweet and floral, with lovely inner-mouth juiciness to its red berry flavors. Owing to the wine’s moderate body and flesh, the tannins show a slightly dryness but the long, juicy finish offers enticing floral perfume. A lovely, sharply delineated Barbaresco at a very reasonable price. – 91 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar