Produttori del Barbaresco
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Greatest Buy In Barbaresco
Nine Single Vineyard Riserva Barbaresco


“Aldo Vacca and his team at the Produttori del Barbaresco cooperative continue to turn out gorgeous wines that deliver a remarkable combination of quality and value. This year's releases include the 2017 Riservas and the 2018 Barbaresco.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous


The 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Crus are here!

This is your chance to grab not one but all nine single vineyard expressions from the famed Produttori del Barbaresco. This cooperative is perhaps the most consistent and top of its class in the wine world today. Managing director and winemaker Aldo Vacca has once again guided Produttori del Barbaresco to one of the finest collections of wines of the vintage.


“The resulting Barbarescos range from elegant—showing floral, red fruit and white pepper aromas and flavors—to broad, with cherry, plum and savory notes alongside dusty tannins and darker characters underscored by dense structures. The best wines display tension and underlying minerality. Altogether, there is an austerity Vacca considers similar to that of the 2013s when they were young.” - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator


The consistency and affordability of Produttori del Barbaresco is one of the great buys in cellar worthy wines. These are known for their ability to age for decades with ease and have consistently been a fraction of the price of Giacosa and Gaja. While staunch traditional Nebbiolo lovers have always had a special place in their cellars for Produttori del Barbaresco over the years, we have seen a massive growth in wine lovers all over the world buying up these wines for their quality and more recent approachability. 

If Aldo Vacca believes the inherent structure of the 2017s is akin to the 2013s, then we are all in for a treat! 2013s are simply stunning and gorgeous wines that are already showing a personality and approachability that make them extremely hard to resist yet the energy and structure of the wine continues to showcase a longevity of serious length. That is why, we are excited for the 2017s and have secured this rather larger parcel since there are no Riserva Cru wines in the 2018 vintage. So, the next release of single vineyard Produttori del Barbaresco will not be until 2024.


Produttori del Barbaresco has been hitting it out of the ballpark these past years with a string of excellent vintages that resulted in the production of their entire line of Riservas. However, that good momentum comes to an end because the Riservas were not made in 2018. That vintage saw all the fruit blended into one non-MGA Barbaresco. And with the 2017 Riservas reviewed here, you might find these bottles hard to find. Production was 30% lower in this growing season because of a very careful fruit selection process. - Monica Larner, the Wine Advocate


This is the time to grab some of these wines before they disappear and the pricing of these noteworthy Barbaresco pushes north of $100. With the anticipation of the 2019 vintage over a year away, this just might be the last vintage of Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva sub-$100.

Cheers,
Jeremy

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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco 2018 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco 2018 (750ml)
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Lovely barbaresco with all the typical nebbiolo characteristics such as red berries mushrooms and dried leaves as w

 
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Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2017 <span>(750ml)</span>
Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is a real stand out. It captures all the sensuality of the year while retaining the translucence and freshness of Nebbiolo. Rose petal crushed red berry fruit cinnamon and spice develop with a... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Montefico Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Montefico is one of the stand-outs in this range. It shows the piercing tannins typical of this site and yet has more than enough fruit to balance those tannins certainly moreso than wines like the... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is a potent savory wine. Today the fruit is very much in the background. A brooding backward Barbaresco the Montestefano clearly needs time it is a somber imposing Barbaresco. Dark plum... Read More

 
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Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Muncagota Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Muncagota Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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#40 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2022

The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota is one of the lighter wines in this range. Floral and medium in body the 2017 gives the impression of a wine that will open earlier than some of the others. It too has pretty imposing tannins... Read More

 
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Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Muncagota Riserva 2016 (750)
Produttori Del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Muncagota Riserva 2016 (750ml)
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The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota continues this tasting of frankly awe-inspiring wines. Rich deep and super-expressive the 2016 hits all the right notes. Black cherry plum spice leather licorice emerge but only with great... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Ovello Riserva 2017 <span>(750ml)</span>
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Ovello Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is a heady explosive wine. I don't think I have ever tasted an Ovello from the Produttori with this much heft. The strong mineral and saline accents typical of this site are present but they... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Paje Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Paje Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Paj├Ę is a fine choice for readers who enjoy wines of freshness verve and energy. Dark fruit menthol spice pine and crushed rocks are beautifully delineated. This is an especially chiseled wine in the... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Pora Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Pora Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is rich creamy and layered with a bit more generosity than is typically the case. Sweet red cherry red plum spice and rose petal are amplified in a radiant open-knit Barbaresco that will start... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Pora Riserva 2016 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Pora Riserva 2016 (750ml)
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The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is a brooding wine its mid-weight structure notwithstanding. Iron smoke tobacco cedar and dried flowers add a feral earthy quality that is so appealing. Pora is often one of the more approachable... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco RabajÓ Riserva 2017 (750ml)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco RabajÓ Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is a potent searingly tannic wine that will need a few years to come together. Brooding and backward even for young Rabajà the 2017 is painfully young today. It will be interesting to see what... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva 2017 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva 2017 (750ml)
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The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo shows the natural intensity of the year and yet retains a good bit of the aromatic lift that is so typical of Nebbiolo at its best. Silky perfumed and poised the Rio Sordo is impressive in... Read More

 
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Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva 2016 (750)
Produttori del Barbaresco - Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva 2016 (750ml)
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The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is a serious somber wine. Black cherry plum lavender spice and menthol show off the darker side of Nebbiolo to great effect. In most vintages Rio Sordo is an easygoing wine but not in 2016.... Read More

 
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