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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Paje Riserva 2008
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Paje Riserva 2008
(search item no. 123887)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complex but tight in its youth, with bright aromas of fresh rose, raspberry and incense. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of fruit; enhanced by a good acidity and a firm tannic finish. Layered and rich.

Excellent when paired with intensely flavored fresh-egg pasta dishes, risottos, white and red meat, game and seasonal dishes.

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About Produttori del Barbaresco:

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 differences between the same grape, the Nebbiolo, grown in the different areas of Barolo and Barbaresco and, for the first time, recognized it on the wine label. The Cantine Sociali was closed in the 1930s because of fascist economic rules. In 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way the small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. The first three vintages were made in the church basement, then in the winery built across the square where the Produttori is still located. United once again, the small growers continued the work started by Domizio Cavazza, producing only Barbaresco wine and enhancing both the reputation of the wine and the village.