Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2018
95 pts Jeb Dunnuck:
No crus were produced in 2018. The 2018 Barbaresco is aromatically expressive, with a perfumed and mineral character, with rocky earth. It has medium body, good concentration, and plenty of fruit and mineral earth that drive through the finish. An outstanding value.
93 pts Wine Advocate:
Packaged in its distinctive brown paper label, the Produttori del Barbaresco 2018 Barbaresco is a beautifully lean and luminous expression of Nebbiolo, and that pretty color should remain intact over time. The aromas are bold and ripe with dark and purple fruit, but the bouquet shows interesting twists with earth, truffle, licorice and grilled herb. As the wine opens in the glass, you begin to notice heavier aromas of raisin and dried apricot.It wears a warm-vintage signature for sure, and for that reason, I would suggest a shorter drinking window for the 2018. Best After 2023.
*93 pts James Suckling:*
Lovely barbaresco, with all the typical nebbiolo characteristics, such as red berries, mushrooms and dried leaves, as well as hints of bitter orange peel and spice. All this follows through to the medium-to full-bodied palate, where fine, lightly firm tannins add a little grip and additional focus. Compact, but bursting with flavor. Delicious now, but give it a year or two. It will only get better.
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。