Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Pora" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 94] [WS 93]

Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Pora" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 94] [VM 94] [WS 93]

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About the Winery:

Produttori del Barbaresco is a legendary cooperative founded in the late nineteenth century and is the benchmark for the region's gorgeous wines. 

Here's what Wine Advocate's Monica Larner had to say about this winery:
"This important estate has been making the cru selections since 1978 and the house philosophy is to make them all, or not make them at all. General Manager Aldo Vacca says the co-operative counts 54 members, of which four joined the group within the past three years. Produttori del Barbaresco counts a total of 100 hectares (for an average annual bottle production of 500,000). Each individual farm is very small in size.

The cooperative's access to many small vineyards allows Produttori del Barbaresco to take advantage of the best grapes at the best prices.

About the Wine:
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard size: 10.7 hectars (26.4 acres)
Vineyard exposure: south, south-west
Soil: calcareous limestone with sandy veins
Vinification: fermentation at 30°c (85°f), 28 days of skin contact time, malolactic completed
Ageing: 36 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in bottles
Bottling date: april 2017
Total production: 16,666 bottles
Vintage: medium body vintage with intense spicy fruit, tight, powerful tannins and long finish
Vineyard character: medium body, rich and broad fruit with earthy notes and early maturing tannins
Longevity: 20 years from the vintage
Vineyard owners: Dellaferrera, Manzone
Food matches: fresh egg-pasta dishes, risotto, white and red meat, game, venison, cheeses

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is a dark, sensual beauty. Deeply spiced and balsamic, with tremendous textural richness, the Pora is utterly beguiling. I can't remember a Pora with this much depth, textural resonance and brooding intensity. The 2014 needs at least a few years to be at its best, but it is superb even in the early going. I won't be surprised if the 2014 turns out to be better than this note suggests." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2018)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I had tasted this vintage last year as a barrel sample. Now a fully complete wine, the 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Pora did not disappoint, and even jumped up a few points. The Riserva Pora opens to dark fruit intensity with a slightly more accessible quality. Those lovely floral tones of lavender and violet are ever present. After having spent three years in oak and another year in the bottle, this wine offers a looser mouthfeel in terms of tannic structure, making it a bit more open and immediate in personality. You could uncork this bottle in 2020 if you just can't wait, but ideally, it is meant for the longer haul.

Produttori enthusiasts will be happy to know that the estate's celebrated Riservas were made in 2014, a vintage that performed very nicely in the rolling hills of Barbaresco. We can also look forward to the Riservas in 2015 and 2016. I find it helpful to remember the tasting order of the Riservas as suggested by General Manager Aldo Vacca. It starts with the more delicate expressions and concludes with the most structured wines." - Monica Larner (Jun 2019)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Round and supple, exuding cherry, berry, licorice, eucalyptus and tar flavors. Harmonious and well-built, with a long aftertaste of menthol. Best from 2021 through 2038." - BS (June 12, 2019)