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A Rare Value Find from the Langhe Hills - Old World, Traditional Barbaresco Under $44. Plus the Cru Riservas that are “The Greatest Values in the Realm of Fine, Cellar Worthy Reds.” Extremely Limited.

“…Pora, Ovello, Montestefano, Muncagota and Rio Sordo are the main vineyards used for the straight Barbaresco. The 2017 is such an inviting and expressive wine. Don’t miss it!” - - Antonio Galloni

You know the saying, Barolo is “the wine of kings, the king of wines.” Well, if Barolo is King, Barbaresco is certainly his Queen. The best way to gain an understanding of what this majestic wine is capable of delivering begins with a taste of the historic cuvée and crus of Produttori del Barbaresco. The fabled cooperative of the Langhe Hills dates back to 1894 and allows you to enjoy history, pedigree, and all the nuances of the noble Nebbiolo, produced in a more traditional style. What we appreciate most is that the exceptional value at this fabled address nestled in the Langhe Hills begins with their standard cuvée at just $44.99!

It is true, under the leadership of Managing Director Aldo Vacca, and with a new spacious winery, Produttori del Barbaresco is producing "some of the most distinguished wines in their long history." While innovation and modern winemaking practices have been incorporated, the wines of Produttori del Barbaresco remain classic and dedicated to the terroir of Barbaresco through single vineyard expressions. In fact, they are still the only winery in the entire region that remains solely dedicated to the noble Nebbiolo.

However, while it is the single-vineyard Riservas that garner much of the media attention, IWM remains dedicated to their straight Barbaresco bottling. What you should know about the 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco is that the finest vineyards from Barbaresco make up this old world super cuvée, as it is blend from the prized vineyards of Pora, Ovello, Montestefano, Muncagota and Rio Sordo. And in the warm vintage of 2017, there is an extra layer of richness that makes this an alluring, young Barbaresco with rare approachability on the palate and in the pocket.

Lastly, we hare able to include a small allocation of the highly coveted single vineyard Riservas, which are regarded by many as some of the great age-worthy collector values in Piedmont. Antonio Galloni has labeled them the "reference point" for cru Barbaresco Riserva, further stating they are the "greatest value in fine, cellar worthy red!" Strong words indeed, unfortunately, as new enthusiasts and collectors have discovered these gems, we have seen our allocations dwindle. It's simple - you just don’t see this kind of value in wine as often!

Due to the limited nature of the offering, wines are available on a first-come, first served basis, subject to confirmation.

JUST ARRIVED: The Celebrated Values of Produttori del Barbaresco



Additional Notes and Reviews:

“The quiet transformation that has taken place at Produttori del Barbaresco in recent years is nothing short of remarkable…the Produttori have stepped up their game big time over the last decade. The wines remain reference-points” Antonio Galloni, Vinous



2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: “Yes, it is a warm, ripe vintage, and there is us an extra layer of fruit here, but this is still traditionally styled Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, and it maintains its signature grip, vibrancy, and savory quality that makes this classic Produttori. You can expect nuances of sour cherries, strawberries, citrus, tea, a touch of leather, brown spice, dried flowers and herbs. Let this wine breathe to get more of that gentle and smooth fruit to show through from the 2017 vintage. What’s not to like if you love Nebbiolo!”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2017 Barbaresco shows just how appealing this vintage can be. In 2017, the warm, dry growing season gave the Barbaresco an extra kick of richness that fills out its frame and adds so much immediacy. Sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, rose petal and mint are open in the glass, but it is the wine’s seductive radiance that wins the day. Pora, Ovello, Montestefano, Muncagota and Rio Sordo are the main vineyards used for the straight Barbaresco. The 2017 is such an inviting and expressive wine. Don’t miss it!”

This is an email ONLY offer. Should you have any questions on these exciting wines, or would like to take advantage of this offer that is only available until 11:59, Monday, April 19, 2021, or while supplies last, we are asking that you email orders to chris.deas@italianwinemerchants.com, connect with your portfolio manager, or mention receipt of this offer if calling the store. All orders are subject to confirmation and IWM is not responsible for typographical errors.

All my best,

Chris




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