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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.

1980 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina de Neive

Lightly depressed cork; base neck fill; light label condition issue

2001 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

Light label condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WA  98   
WS  93   
ST  93+    

2001 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive

Light label condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WA  94   
WS  94   

2005 Gaja Barbaresco

WA  94   
WS  92   
ST  90   
5 available
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2005 Gaja Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  92   
ST  90   

1979 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi

3.7ltr

Capsule condition issue; label condition issue

2003 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WA  91   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Montefico Riserva

Light label condition issue

WA  96+    
VN  96+    
WS  95   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

1952 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Propri Vigneti Canubbi

Heavy capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; heavy label condition issue

1952 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Propri Vigneti Canubbi

Heavy capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; heavy label condition issue

1952 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Propri Vigneti Canubbi

Heavy capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; heavy label condition issue

1952 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barbaresco Riserva Propri Vigneti Canubbi

Heavy capsule condition issue; 4.5 cm ullage; heavy label condition issue

2016 Elvio Cogno Barbaresco Bordini

WE  95   
WS  94   
JS  94   
WA  92   
VN  92   
4 available
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1959 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco Gia Opera Pia

Light capsule condition issue; 5.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

1961 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco Gia Opera Pia

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

2 available
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1961 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco Gia Opera Pia

Capsule condition issue; 5.5 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1967 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco Gia Opera Pia

Light capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

11 available
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1967 Marchesi di Barolo Barbaresco Gia Opera Pia

Light label condition issue

4 available
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2007 Albino Rocca Barbaresco Vigneto Brich Ronchi

Light label condition issue

WA  94   
WS  94   
ST  91-94   

2016 Pelissero Barbaresco Tulin

WS  94   
VN  91   
2 available
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2017 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco

WE  94   
VN  92   
JR  16   
6 available
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2017 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WE  94   
VN  92   
JR  16   
6 available
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2015 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

6 available
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2015 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

2 available
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2015 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

2 available
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