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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Prunotto Barbaresco 2008
Prunotto Barbaresco 2008
(search item no. 115518)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

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.
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About Alfredo Prunotto:

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 finest vineyards and to designate the name of the vineyard (cru) as a symbol of the quality and specific characteristics of the wine.

The Antinori group purchased the winery in 1989 and made great investments towards improvements. The strategic vision brought by Antinori is well represented by the acquisition of prominent vineyards in the most exclusive areas: the Bussia vineyard, acquired in 1990, and the Bric Turot vineyard, bought in 1997, to name two.

Prunotto's desire to control every detail in all phases of production, starting from the vine and ending in the glass has become a distinctive feature of their high quality. The balance between tradition and innovation continues to be a distinctive feature of Prunotto wines. The meticulous care for each bottle is the result of a century of experience, great passion for wine and love for the land of Piedmont. These characteristics made Prunotto a leader in the production of Alba's finest wines.