The new release from consistently one of Piedmont's best buy addresses, the 2017, is another incredible vintage from Produttori. 2017 will be the wine that gives the most enjoyment in the early and medium-term, while 2016 has a bit more classic structure and will benefit from some time in the cellar. Produttori's Barbaresco is an expressive and complex wine that gives an excellent glimpse of the vintage and is comprised of many of the great single vineyards of this estate. The past three vintages of Produttori have been some of our top-selling Italian wines of all time, and 2017 is another big vintage for Piedmont that should not be missed. We also have some very rare magnums available here today as well for those interested. If you only buy one Italian wine a year, this should be the one.
Antonio Galloni 94 points! "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!"