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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2011

Score
96
Price
$59
Cases Made
1,100

This dynamic cooperative managed by Aldo Vacca was founded in 1958. Its current 54 members farm 250 acres of vineyards. Specializing in Nebbiolo, Produttori makes a blended Barbaresco and, in outstanding years, nine single-vineyard bottlings from the best crus in the appellation. Asili, prized for its finesse, sits at the top of the range in 2011, a vintage in which three weeks of warm, sunny days and cool nights in September provided ideal weather for ripening Nebbiolo. Following traditional winemaking practices, the wine undergoes fermentation and malolactic conversion in stainless-steel tanks, followed by three years of aging in 25- to 50-hectoliter casks.

Tasting Note

Intense aromas of cherry, rose, licorice and tar pick up tobacco, spice and mineral elements on the palate. Concentrated, yet elegant and expressive, with more to give. Ends with a long aftertaste of fruit, underbrush and mineral. Best from 2018 through 2032.—Bruce Sanderson

Special Designation:
Highly Recommended
Region:
Piedmont, Italy
Issue Date:
Sept. 30, 2016