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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2008
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2008
(search item no. 123884)
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intense and complex wine with great refinement and an abundance of refined red fruit notes. 2008 is a full bodied vintage with intense and rich fruit, ripe and powerful tannins and a very long finish.
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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.