Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2018
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 92] [DM 91] [WE 90]
Regular price $53.00 Sale price $25.97 Save $27.03
Produttori del Barbaresco exclusively vinifies Nebbiolo grapes from the vineyards owned by the 50 member-growers in within the Barbaresco DOCG appellation.
In any given vintage a Barbaresco and a Nebbiolo Langhe are produced. The former, first released in the 1958 vintage, is made by assembling grapes from different fully grown vineyards. This is the flagship wine of the winery, known all over the world for the solid quality and great value that it represents. The latter, first released in 1975, is made with a selection of grapes from younger vineyards in within the region. It is suited for earlier consumption and it is a great way to introduce one’s palate to the beauty of the Nebbiolo grape and the Barbaresco terroir.
In great vintages only, nine single vineyards are produced and released after four years under the Riserva (Reserve) program. These wines are produced from a selection of grapes sourced from nine historical premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries. Historical vineyards, known for centuries for producing high quality grapes and now worldwide famous also thanks to the Produttori del Barbaresco legacy. Their names are Asili, Montefico, Montestefano, Muncagota, Ovello, Pajè, Pora, Rabajà, Rio Sordo.
First released in 1967, they are vinified and aged with exactly the same style in order to show their different personalities at their best and purest form. A tasting of the nine "Produttori Crus" is therefore an unique experience, just like a walk through the hills of Barbaresco can be!
About the Wine
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: various vineyards in within the appellation
Vineyards size: grapes selected from 100 hectares (250 acres) of estate owned vineyards
Vineyards exposure: south, west, east
Soil: limestone and clay, rich in calcium with sandy veins
Vinification: fermentation in in stainless steel tanks at 28°C (83°F), 20 days on the skins, pumping over twice a day, malolactic completed
Ageing: 5 months in large oak barrels
Pastas and pizzas, white and red meat, spicy vegetables dishes
Ratings & Reviews92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"As a palate teaser before this lovely flight of Riservas from Produttori del Barbaresco, I am delighted to start off with the delicate and fine 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo. Showing a light ruby color, this wine takes baby steps with hints of wild rose, dried blueberry, crushed limestone and powdered licorice. It sports a fragile, fine texture. If you crave for a basic and absolutely satisfying taste of pure Nebbiolo, look no further." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)
91 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"This Langhe Nebbiolo is sourced from across the region and on a combination of soil types. It's fermented in concrete to preserve freshness, before ageing for five months in large oak barrels. It displays ripe, vanilla-scented hedgerow fruits with a fresh, crunchy, sweet cherry aroma. In the mouth it has impressive intensity and plenty of playful acidity. The dark fruit flavours are supported by a supple texture and the nuances of spice are perfumed and exotic. A brilliant wine for early drinking and great quality considering the basic appellation." - James Button (14 Jan 2020)
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Rose and wild berry aromas lead the way, while the palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and a hint of iron. It's full bodied but accessible, thanks to pliant tannins and fresh acidity." - Kerin O'Keefe (9/1/2020)