Prunotto Barbaresco 2008

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 115518
  • RP93
  • WE90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Prunotto Barbaresco is opaque garnet red in color, of good tonal intensity, complex in aroma with notes of red fruit and spices, full and velvety on the palate with a long finish and aftertaste. Its structured and full-bodied character make it an excellent match for meat dishes and for cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Barbaresco Classico is very pretty in the way it wafts from the glass with sweet dried cherries, licorice, tobacco and sweet spices. It is a feminine, graceful wine loaded with class and personality. The Barbaresco Classico impresses for its classiness and terrific overall balance. This is a superb showing in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023."
93 Points

"Prunotto's juicy Barbaresco offers loads of cherry and milk chocolate intensity with shadings of spice, cola and cedar wood on the finish. The wine’s tannins are still very solid, so give it 5–10 more years of bottle aging to soften up."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/17/2012)
This wine ranked 7th of 8—Valpolicellas (3) and Nebbiolos (5)—tasted 3/11 by 14 very experienced members of a group tasting wines blind every month for 34 years. At 91 points against, of a total possible 112 points against, it was statistically significantly worse than other wines in the group.
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Learn About Prunotto Map ItMap It

Following World War II, Alfredo Prunotto and his wife took over and restored an old cooperative winery called Vini delle Langhe, establishing a new era under the Prunotto name. Prunotto imposed new standards on production, elevating the level of quality and succeeding in exporting his wines to several countries. Prunotto was the first winery to individually select grapes from 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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