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2016 Adriano Marco & Vittorio Barbaresco Sanadaive

ITEM 8284761 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
mibog $23 $23
Onthelees $22 $0
jobar3 $21 $0
$20
Item Sold Amount Date
I8284761 1 $23 Jun 26, 2022
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RATINGS

95Wine Enthusiast

Enticing scents of underbrush, tilled earth, wild rose and woodland berry align with balsamic notes of cool menthol. The linear, elegant palate offers red cherry, raspberry, white pepper and tobacco alongside taut, refined tannins.

92Wine Spectator

Ripe and juicy, offering cherry, strawberry, rose hip tea, licorice and tar flavors. Firms up, but the tannins are well-coated with flesh. Shows fine balance and length.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Sweet spice like cinnamon bark on the nose, and with aeration sweetly perfumed and rich... Supple and succulent...

PRODUCER

Adriano Marco & Vittorio

Adriano Marco & Vittorio has been a family winemaking venture for more than 100 years. Giuseppe Adriano was a sharecropper San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in the early 1900s, growing grapes for winemakers. Three generations later his grandsons Marco and Vittorio run the 67-acre estate with their children. The estate produces appellation-specific wines from the region, including Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba and Langhe Nebbiolo. Gambero Rosso has noted that the winery’s “range is renowned for its consistent quality, distinctive style and excellent value…This is particularly true for the Barbarescos…”

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.