The proud past of Barbaresco and the dedication of its creators have made the Produttori one of the greatest producers in a great wine-producing area; it... "continues to set some of the highest standards of wine making for any cooperative in the world". (Robert M. Parker, Jr.; The Wine Advocate, 2-28-90).
The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 56 members and 100 hectares (250 acres) of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation, which amounts to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area.Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication.
The winery produces a Barbaresco D.O.C.G., a blend of Nebbiolo grapes harvested from different vineyards, and a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe suited for earlier consumption. In great vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajé, Montefico, Moccagatta and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated.
The names of the single-vineyards, the total number of bottles produced, and the name of the owners of the vineyards are marked on the labels. The Produttori del Barbaresco, which vinifies only Nebbiolo grapes, produces around 420,000 bottles (35,000 cases) per year.
In a good vintage they are divided among Barbaresco (40%), single vineyard Barbarescos (40%) and Nebbiolo Langhe (20%). Produttori del Barbaresco s.a.c.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“ No co-operative in Italy, perhaps none in the world, enjoys such a reputation for quality and consistency as does this one”
Nicolas Belfrage ‘Barolo To Valpolicella – the Wines Of Northern Italy
“This is not only one of Italy’s best co-operative wineries, it is one of the most enlightened in terms of pricing. Consistency throughout the range and peaks of excellence prompt us to rank Produttori del Barbaresco as one of the top operations in the Langhe...”
Gambero Rosso Italian Wines 2011