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ProducerProduttori del Barbaresco (web)
UPC Code(s)665529000070

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2008 and 2013 (based on 7 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 88.8 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 44 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Paui on 4/25/2015 & rated 90 points: went well with entrecote, makes a good in the sauce, sweet, mature, in the right drinking spot now and for the next 1-2 years+, less complex and shorter than the single vineyard riservas, great value, will buy more (126 views)
 Tasted by Paui on 4/12/2015 & rated 88 points: along with the 1999. 2000 more soft and sweet. 1999 has more grip. (146 views)
 Tasted by canan on 10/30/2014 & rated 90 points: Impressive and complex nose. Lacks a little depth on the palate but a really nice wine.
Still plenty of dark fruit left but not sure if it will really improve. (622 views)
 Tasted by Umay Ceviker on 5/29/2014 & rated 89 points: Medium garnet with a discreet nose hinting at iodine notes and rusty undertones. Not much fruit left. Mid weight with a silky structure despite its still standing, firm tannins. (848 views)
 Tasted by le fouloir on 3/9/2014 & rated 90 points: Still holding up well. (1010 views)
 Tasted by Karlaar on 10/19/2013 & rated 88 points: Nice barbaresco. Not as structured as 2001. Smooth, medium long aftertaste, will not improve, but van still be stored for 5 years.
 Tasted by Anonymous on 8/23/2013 & rated 89 points: Opening taste smooth, soft and round, albeit shy on fruit. With time in the glass, roughened up with firm tannins and a dry finish. Probably more enjoyable in its current form with cheese or butter sauced pasta. (1458 views)
 Tasted by mortenva on 8/16/2013 & rated 85 points: Curiosity. Well past prime time. Still plenty of fruit left. Aromas of dried fruits and figs. Same with the taste, a bit dry finish. (1181 views)
 Tasted by Vinyljunkee on 4/3/2012 & rated 89 points: Definitely beyond its prime. Consume now!
 Tasted by DAE on 9/15/2011 & rated 88 points: Starting to show visible age around the edges. Needs at least an hour to open and then still a very pleasurable glass with a rough, tannic mouthfeel. (2025 views)
 Tasted by MichaelF on 1/13/2011 & rated 88 points: A little muted on the nose. Fairly bright upfront with pomegranite, cherry. Nice overall wine, but a little one dimensional. (2067 views)
 Tasted by zovizule on 9/25/2010: Still tight and subdued on opening. Took almost an hour to really start opening.Darker than expected, tannic - nice tar notes. Not terribly complex - seemed almost like a slightly off bottle? (2244 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 8/29/2010 & rated 90 points: Roses and earth on the nose. Palate is still very bright with earth and licorice and significant acid. Really should be aired for about an hour before any serious drinking, since it really develops more depth and a lovely dusty tannic backbone. (2336 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 7/20/2010 & rated 91 points: See January tasting for identical bottle. (1946 views)
 Tasted by chiliman96 on 6/13/2010 & rated 87 points: light barolo (2073 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 1/26/2010 & rated 91 points: Very floral nose with some earth. Palate is bright and chewy, with significant acid. Earth. As it opens after 45-60 minutes the tannins really start becoming prominent. Rich and delicious. (2068 views)
 Tasted by Tep on 1/12/2010 & rated 88 points: enjoyable ...a lighter stand-in for a more full bodied Barolo. as this was last bottle of this type would certainly buy to replace. (2094 views)
 Tasted by Brix on 5/25/2009: Slightly maderized nose that worried me at first, but as it opened up, we fell in love with this tarry, floral wine. The palate was well-structured with a good balance of acid and tannin. Lots of sediment. We didn't take notes, but what stood out about this wine was how absolutely superb it was with food. Equally delicious with rich mushroom cannelloni and grilled salmon panzanella. (2476 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 4/24/2009 & rated 93 points: This really seems to have opened since 10 months ago. The nose is big quite early, with earth, dark roses, and chocolate. The palate is chewy with bright acid, earth notes, and the tannins are strong but nicely integrated. Really showing beautifully (meaning it's delicious all around!) (2435 views)
 Tasted by i musicisti di boston on 12/16/2008: Younger than I expected it to be, based on a tasting of the '00 Produttori Asili from a few months ago, which was deliciously giving. This is initially tight, but slowly unwinds, offering classic Neb. character: violets, anise, earth and high-toned ripe plum. Good sweet core to the palate, but strongly buttressed by ripe tannic focus. I've had enough examples of the basic Torre singing after 20+ years to have confidence that this too will really go the distance. (2557 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 6/23/2008 & rated 89 points: Again, needed a lot of time open to start to show. Early on it is too tight and steely. But some voluptuousness opens after 90 minutes. Still seems very young. (2539 views)
 Tasted by mattsix on 5/12/2008 & rated 85 points: smokey, leather, lots of cherry. Had with ricotta and red sauce on bread. (2757 views)
 Tasted by JWG on 9/20/2007 & rated 89 points: Needed an hour to start to show itself. Earthy, chocolatey and dark roses on the nose. Tar and wet earth and serious tartness, with modest tannins at the end. A delicious bottle. (2822 views)
 Tasted by peterkj on 3/22/2007: Piemonte (Torsdagsklubben, Lamme): Farve: Rødbrun. Aroma: Jord. Smag: Nød, sød, lidt syre, tanniner, tør, kort eftersmag. Pris: 150 kr. v/12 (Philipson). Karakter 9-10 (3539 views)
 Tasted by wgladwin on 2/14/2007 & rated 86 points: Needs one to two hours decanting to open up. Rate about an 86 today, but needs more aging time. (3165 views)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117
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Produttori del Barbaresco

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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Prior to 1894, Nebbiolo grapes were sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled ”Nebbiolo di Barbaresco”. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the ”Cantine Sociali”, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. Cavazza understood that there were differences between Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barolo district versus the same grapes grown in the Barbaresco district and, for the first time, recognized it on the wine label. The ”Cantine Sociali” was forced to close in the 1920’S because of fascist economic rules. In 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way the small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. The first three vintages were made in the church basement, and then in the winery built across the square from where the Produttori is still located. United once again, the small growers continued the work started by Domizio Cavazza, producing only Barbaresco wine and enhancing both the reputation of the wine and the village. The proud past of Barbaresco and the dedication of its creators have made the Produttori one of the greatest producers in a great wine-producing area; it... ”continues to set some of the highest standards of wine making for any cooperative in the world”. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.; The Wine Advocate, 2-28-90). The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 56 members and 100 hectares (250 acres) of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation, which amounts to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area.Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication. The winery produces a Barbaresco D.O.C.G., a blend of Nebbiolo grapes harvested from different vineyards, and a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe suited for earlier consumption. In great vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabaja, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Paje, Montefico, Moccagatta and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. The names of the single-vineyards, the total number of bottles produced, and the name of the owners of the vineyards are marked on the labels. The Produttori del Barbaresco, which vinifies only Nebbiolo grapes, produces around 420,000 bottles (35,000 cases) per year. In a good vintage they are divided among Barbaresco (40%), single vineyard Barbarescos (40%) and Nebbiolo Langhe (20%). Produttori del Barbaresco s.a.c.


Nebbiolo is a red grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy in the Northwest. The grape can also be found in other parts of the world, though they are not as respected.

Nebbiolo is often considered the "king of red wines," as it is the grape of the famed wines of Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Roero DOCG. It is known for high tannins and acidity, but with a distinct finesse. When grown on clay, Nebbiolo can be very powerful, tannic, and require long aging periods to reach its full potential. When grown on sand, the grape exhibits a more approachable body with more elegant fruit and less tannins, but still has high aging potential.

"Nebbiolo" is named for the Italian word, "nebbia", which means "fog", in Italian and rightfully so since there is generally a lot of fog in the foothills of Piedmont during harvest.

Nebbiolo is a late-ripening variety that does best in a continental climate that boasts moderate summers and long autumns. In Piedmont, Nebbiolo is normally harvested in October.

More links:
Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker


Italian Wines (ItalianMade.com, The Italian Trade Commission) | Italian Wine Guide on the WineDoctor


Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)


Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero | Union of Producers of Albese Wines (Albeisa)


Geographical details of the DOCG down to single vineyards. The vineyards belonging to the comune Barbaresco can be found here

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