Made from Nebbiolo growing in northwest Italy’s Piedmont region by one of the appellation’s most respected producers. A ruby red with powerful aromas of concentrated, ripe red and black fruits. The rich fruit aroma is lifted by a herbal hint. A textured palate with notes of berries, violets, and liquorice has ripe but firm tannins, brisk acidity, and a lingering finish of dried cherries.
Produttori del Barbaresco is like that long-lost friend who always picks up a lively conversation no matter how many years have passed since your last meeting. It’s the ultimate fall-back wine: It’s never intimidating or awkward. It’s always a pleasure to drink.
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 structured tannins at the rear. Drink 2020-2038
Situated due northeast of Barolo, Barbaresco's soils are predominantly calcareous marls similar tothe vineyards of La Morra. Barbarescos tend to be lighter and more delicate in style with tannins that are often more textured than its Barolo counterparts. Slightly lower in altitude than Barolo, its Nebbiolo tends to ripen earlier creating some possible vintage variations between the two neighbouring areas. The wines are also released a year earlier.