2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Produttori del Barberesco is perhaps the most iconic co-op winery in the world. Started by a priest in 1956 who saw how the impoverished grape growers in the Barbaresco were suffering, today Produttori del Barbaresco still stands as one of the great wineries of Piedmont.
"Enticing aromas of violet, woodland berry, loose vineyard soil, wild mint and a hint of spearmint shape the intensely fragrant nose. The tense, young palate is still nervous but already boasts finesse, showing wild raspberry, crunchy red cherry, white pepper and star anise. Firm, refined tannins and racy acidity give it a linear, almost austere elegance, while bright acidity keeps it focused and balanced. Drink 2026-2036. *Cellar Selection* 95 pts" -- Wine Enthusiast