90 points Wine Enthusiast
Rose and wild berry aromas lead the way, while the palate offers ripe Marasca cherry and raspberry compote, star anise and a hint of iron. It’s full bodied but accessible, thanks to pliant tannins and fresh acidity.
“Produced from young vineyards, this Nebbiolo has a young, fresh character that is ready for immediate consumption and is ideal for every day drinking. While labeled under the Langhe DOC appellation, this wine follows all the guidelines and achieves a quality level on par with the Barbaresco denomination. The first vintage of this wine was produced in 1978.”
“Ruby red color. Bouquet of red fruit with notes of spices, white pepper and anise. The flavor is balanced with bright fruit. Pairs well with pizza, pastas with simple sauces, sausage, ham, charcuterie and spicy dishes.”~Winery Notes
About the winery:
Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations.
Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produced in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabaja, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Paje, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo.