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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.

1999 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WS  90   

1996 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Falletto Asili Riserva

Top shoulder fill

RP  98   
WS  95   
ST  94+    

2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Falletto Asili Riserva

WA  98   
WS  98   
JS  98   
ST  97   
GR  2 Bicchieri   

2000 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano di Neive

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

GR  3 Bicchieri   
WA  93   
WS  93   
ST  91-93   

1961 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  92   
JR  18.5   

1961 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  92   
JR  18.5   

1961 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; light label condition issue

MB  *****   
WS  92   
JR  18.5   

1964 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

WA  95   

1964 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

WA  95   

1964 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

WA  95   

1964 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

WA  95   

1964 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

WA  95   

1966 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; label condition issue

3 available
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1966 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; light label condition issue

1966 Gaja Barbaresco

Capsule condition issue; depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

1966 Gaja Barbaresco

Capsule condition issue; depressed cork; light signs of past seepage; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

1967 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; lightly depressed cork; 3 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  92   
JR  16.5   
2 available
Bid *

1967 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

VN  92   
JR  16.5   
2 available
Bid *

1967 Gaja Barbaresco

Capsule condition issue; light signs of past seepage; 4 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  92   
JR  16.5   

1967 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; 3.5 cm ullage; label condition issue

VN  92   
JR  16.5   

1976 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WS  91   

1999 Gaja Barbaresco

Light capsule condition issue

WS  94   
WA  91   
ST  90   

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WA  92   

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

WA  92   

2006 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

Light label condition issue

WA  92