Productori del Barbaresco, Riserva "Rio Sordo" 2008, 750ml
93 pts Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2013):
Made by what is one of Italy's best co-operative cellars, this riserva from the legendary Rio Sordo vineyard offers intense
underbrush aromas of truffle, pine forest, leather and balsamic notes. The palate has a core of juicy black cherries layered with cinnamon-spice and shows plenty of depth. Drink this after 2018 to let it develop more complexity. (KO)
92 pts Wine Advocate (Oct 2012):
A picture perfect example of site, the 2008 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is classic Rio Sordo. Medium in body, it possesses a
sweet, open bouquet and a relatively medium-bodied personality next to the rest of the wines in this range. A long, pointed finish rounds things out nicely, Overall, the 2008 is a pretty, nuanced wine with lovely detail, precision and class, if not quite the visceral thrill of the very finest wines.
92 pts Wine Spectator (Nov 2012): Graphite and mineral aromas and flavors turn into cherry licorice and sandalwood in this muscular, savory red, which is pungent and dense, with a tight-grained finish. Racy.
1958 年，Barbaresco 村的牧師 Fiorino Marengo 發起成立名為 Produttori del Barbaresco 的合作社，由其中一位農戶 Celestino Vacca 當總經理，目的是幫助村民度過戰後的經濟困難，當時有 19 個小農戶參加，從 1959 年開始的頭三個年份他們乾脆在教堂的地窖裏釀酒。
Celestino 大概做夢也想不到在 50 年後，他的兒子 Aldo 帶領合作社登上了新的高峰。他們的好幾款 單一葡萄園 Barbaresco 竟然拿到很高的 Barbaresco 評分，拍得住Gaja 的幾款單一葡萄園，但價格只是 Gaja 的 1/6！難怪係市場少見。