*2008 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco|
Regular Price $38.00, Prearrival Special $30.99 NET
To all those (including the producers!) who insist that anything with Barbaresco or Barolo on the label has to be rare and expensive, I give you Exhibit A: the oldest and finest cooperativo in Piemonte, Produttori del Barbaresco. Under the guidance of Aldo Vacca, the genial walking encyclopedia of Barbaresco, this property, originally founded by the area's best growers as a way to get their grapes bottled, has been producing not only the finest, but also the finest value wines in the entire DOCG.
From the classic 2008 vintage comes Vacca's so-called Normale Barbaresco, the phenomenal gateway to the much rarer single-cru wines to be released later.
Don't let its ruddy appearance fool you, this is Nebbiolo at its purest, spiciest and most nuanced. To those who love the juicy Nebbioli Langhes we feature like Cordero di Montezemolo's, this is the next level. To those who love traditional Baroli and Barbareschi, you're getting the deal of the vintage.
Galloni for Parker: The Produttori’s 2008 Barbaresco is simply fabulous. A sweet bouquet melds into expressive fruit in a Barbaresco that is exceptionally polished and refined. The 2008 boasts striking sweetness and inner perfume to match its understated, elegant personality. Quite frankly, the 2008 is very hard to resist today, as the tannins are quite polished. Unusually sweet, silky and refined, the 2008 will take the better part of a decade to show the full breadth of its pedigree. At $37, it is one of the very finest values in ageworthy wine from anywhere in the world. This is a magnificent showing from the Produttori and a great introduction to the 2008 harvest at this historic house. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. 91+ Points