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2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

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ITEM 8465841 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8475452 1 $45 Oct 9, 2022
I8280401 2 $50 Jun 19, 2022
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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

... beautiful wine...delivers plenty of beautiful length and endurance...offers crisp tones of cherry fruit with licorice, wet earth and blue flowers....

92Wine Spectator

Fragrant, with cherry, strawberry and rose notes, this elegant red offers flavors of berry fruit, licorice and underbrush, ending with a firm grip of tannins and chewy licorice and spice accents.

92James Suckling

Rose petal and strawberry aromas follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Tar. Flavorful finish. Very well-done.

92Wine Enthusiast

Classic varietal aromas of young Nebbiolo include woodland berry, freshly picked violet and a whiff of tilled soil fill the glass. The fresh, elegant palate delivers red cherry, strawberry, star anise and a hint of graphite set against vibrant acidity and polished tannins.

16Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Produttori del Barbaresco

Produttori del Barbaresco is a cooperative of 56 members in Barbaresco, in Italy’s Piedmont region. It was founded in 1958 when the local priest revived the idea of a growers’ cooperative – which had existed in the area before WWII – as a way for local Nebbiolo growers to survive economically. Today the cooperative has more than 250 acres of vineyards. Each family vineyard grows its own grapes then the Produttori winery produces a Barbaresco D.O.C.G and a Nebbiolo Langhe. In excellent vintages single vineyard Barbarescos are also produced. Nearly 500,000 cases are produced at the winery each year. The winery’s Barbarescos nearly always earn 3 Bicchieri, the highest rating, from Italy’s Gambero Rosso wine journal, which notes that “the superb array of Barbarescos produced…offers a real insight into the essence of Langhe.”

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.