Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2021
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 93] [VM 91] [JD 90]
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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 & Reviews93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo opens to dark primary fruit with medium concentration and elegant tones of dried blackberry and pressed cherry. There is a soft earthy quality to the wine that recalls tea, dried tobacco leaf or peat moss. However, the slightly more concentrated quality of Nebbiolo offered by this wine is the main attraction. Cola or dried mint adds lift at the end.
91 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo is a serious wine that will give readers a very good idea of what is in store with this vintage. Just bottled, the 2021 shows great depth and tons of character. Firm tannins wrap around a core of dark red Nebbiolo, with embryonic hints of spice and flowers that develop wth a bit of air. As always, the Produttori's Langhe Nebbiolo is made 100% from Barbaresco-designated vineyards. The 2021 spent 20 days on the skins, unheard of for a wine at this level. It is, quite frankly, better than a few wines from more prestigious appellations. Don't miss it." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2022)
90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A youthful ruby with good concentration, the 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo is approachable and supple with fine tannins, ripe red and black berries, pressed flowers, and sweet tannins. Fresh and inviting, with crunchy acidity, it is beautiful now and I expect it to continue to drink well over the coming 6-8 years." (5/4/2023)