Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG 2015 [3.0 L DOUBLE MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 93] [WS 93] [AG 90+]

Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG 2015 [3.0 L DOUBLE MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 93] [WS 93] [AG 90+]

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RP93 WS93 AG90+
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Medium body vintage with bright red fruit and spicy flavours, balanced tannic finish

Food matches: fresh pasta, meat dishes, particularly lamb and feathered game, mild cheeses

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo

various vineyards in the DOCG zone
Vineyards size: grapes selected from 100 hectares (250 acres) of estate owned vineyards
Vineyard exposure: south, west, east
Soil: limestone and clay, rich in calcium with sandy veins

in stainless steel tanks, at 30°c (85°f), 28 days on the skins, pumping over 2-3 times a day, malo-lactic completed
Ageing: 24 months in large oak casks
Bottling date: April 2017
Total production: approx. 220,000 bottles (18,500 cases)

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I tasted this wine after bottling but before its commercial release. The 2015 Barbaresco will hit the market on September 1st. It was scheduled to be released in October, but because Produttori del Barbaresco is already out of stock of the 2014 Barbaresco, they decided to move this release up and shorten waiting times. I mention that because you definitely don't want to pop the cork too early. The 2015 vintage opens to a visibly darker color and thicker concentration compared to recent past vintages. Next to the upcoming 2016 and 2017 editions, we can expect 2015 to be the most fruit-forward of the three. You get dark tones of plum and blackberry with dry tannins at the rear." - Monica Larner (29th Jun 2018)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Charming aromas of cherry, strawberry and rose are inviting in this red, with flavors to match, showing ripeness and focus. Earth and mineral elements chime in as this firms up, but the harmony is there and this should really sing in about five years. Best from 2022 through 2040. 23,333 cases made." -BS (Dec 2018)

90+ Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:

"The 2015 Barbaresco, bottled in March 2018, is surprisingly potent. Then again, the 2015 is the product of a warm year often characterized by wines with rich fruit and equally big, sometimes coarse, tannins. Succulent red cherry, mint, white pepper and crushed flowers all show the finessed side of Nebbiolo. A hint of new oak needs time to fully integrate, but that should not be an issue in time. - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2018)