Barolo may be the better known name, but wine buyers the world over know that Barbaresco is just as good. Both use the Nebbiolo grape, but the clay soils just down the road in Barbaresco make for a slightly rounder, softer style that’s less intimidating than your traditional Barolo - perfect for a relaxed Sunday lunch.
Intense and heady, there’s good reason why these wines are so highly respected. Powerful red fruit, cut through by deep blackcurrant, dominate, with a silky backdrop of mediterranean herbs, spice and dark liquorice - the layers are incredible.
On the finish, you find firm but rounded tannins, balanced by typically bright Italian acidity.
Produttori del Barbaresco is a co-operative of over 50 growers who come together to make some staggeringly good wine. Founded in 1958, they’ve had decades of experience and reinvesting profits, so they’re now seen as standard-setters for other co-operatives. A fantastic model, and fantastic wines.
Grape varieties: Nebbiolo