Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.2123 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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At this stage Ferrando Carema White Label ‘16 blows away Produttori Barbaresco ‘16. Produttori is very ripe, and the alcohol is less in balance. The ‘16 normale does not really exhibit the freshness and elegance I associate with classic Barbaresco. Yes, the concentration and depth is impressive, and maybe at 10-20+ years the wine will achieve harmony. For now it exhibits more climate change character than the high tone energy desired. This is a Grey Market bottle purchased recently. I wonder if less than pristine storage and/or transit was an influence. I will compare notes with bottles purchased on release and via authorized Importer somewhere down the road.

At this stage Ferrando Carema White Label ‘16 blows away Produttori Barbaresco ‘16. Produttori is very ripe, and the alcohol is less in balance. The ‘16 normale does not really exhibit the freshness and elegance I associate with classic Barbaresco. Yes, the concentration and depth is impressive, and maybe at 10-20+ years the wine will achieve harmony. For now it exhibits more climate change character than the high tone energy desired. This is a Grey Market bottle purchased recently. I wonder if less than pristine storage and/or transit was an influence. I will compare notes with bottles purchased on release and via authorized Importer somewhere down the road.

May 21st, 2023
Matt Perlman

A classic. Still somewhat tight but the dark berry fruit is there along with floral, pepper, earth tones and some licorice/anise

A classic. Still somewhat tight but the dark berry fruit is there along with floral, pepper, earth tones and some licorice/anise

Mar 21st, 2023
Bassel Sommelier

Always trustworthy 👌🏼

Always trustworthy 👌🏼

Dec 20th, 2022
Darren Dittrich

The 2016 may need more time in bottle, this is a structured and taught wine, but still very good with some air. To my taste, recent vintages of the regular Produttori releases have leaned more towards a riper, darker cherry note… less like my favorite lighter Barbaresco wines from years before. Perhaps just a warming trend I’ll need to get used to.

The 2016 may need more time in bottle, this is a structured and taught wine, but still very good with some air. To my taste, recent vintages of the regular Produttori releases have leaned more towards a riper, darker cherry note… less like my favorite lighter Barbaresco wines from years before. Perhaps just a warming trend I’ll need to get used to.

Dec 14th, 2021
Matt

Best young Produttori I’ve had since the ‘10 on release. Absolutely smashing. Perfume, racy, lovely depth and length.

Best young Produttori I’ve had since the ‘10 on release. Absolutely smashing. Perfume, racy, lovely depth and length.

May 15th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Clear Ruby. Dusty, licorice, ripe sweet red cherry, lipstick nose. A classically structured blast of red fruit acid and tannic grip. So much electric fruit that this a pleasure to drink right now. Though I think this will hit prime in 15 years. 9.5 now. Will only get better.

Clear Ruby. Dusty, licorice, ripe sweet red cherry, lipstick nose. A classically structured blast of red fruit acid and tannic grip. So much electric fruit that this a pleasure to drink right now. Though I think this will hit prime in 15 years. 9.5 now. Will only get better.

2 people found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Is 2016 the greatest Produttori normale bottling ever made?

Is 2016 the greatest Produttori normale bottling ever made?

1 person found it helpfulSep 27th, 2020
Jim Gallagher

Definitely a Buy

Definitely a Buy

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2020
Chris MacLean

Good setting for this gem.

Good setting for this gem.

1 person found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2020
Tracy Hall

Not my favorite vintage. Had a lot more power than the two previous vintages that were more easy drinking. This one will go on for a long time. SM

Not my favorite vintage. Had a lot more power than the two previous vintages that were more easy drinking. This one will go on for a long time. SM

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2020