Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 1996

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 43538
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

1996 was a spectacular vintage for this winery, and this single vineyard Barbaresco shows the best it has to offer. Cherry and spicy notes combine to give a very complex, deep nose with elegant finish. A sophisticated wine - aged for 36 months in oak barrels and an additional 8 months in the bottle before release.

"Attractive aromas of berries, roses and light coffee. Full-bodied, with a solid core of velvety tannins and a medium finish. Closed now. Will improve immensely with bottle age. Best after 2005."
-Wine Spectator

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Before 1894, Nebbiolo grapes were sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled Nebbiolo di Barbaresco. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the Cantine Sociali, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. He understood well the...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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