Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2016 750ml
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2016

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Produttori del Barbaresco
Alcohol/vol 14%

Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, is the premier cooperative of Barbaresco wines. They now have 51 members and control more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication. The vinery 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. These families make more money for their grapes when submitting a higher quality, so this ensures the cooperative receives the best of the best. In every vintage, Produttori del Barbaresco releases a Barbaresco from many different vineyards and maintains the style of the house.  

In the very best vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are also produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota, and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. The name 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, produce around 550,000 bottles (45,000 cases) per year. In a good vintage they are divided among Barbaresco (50%), single vineyard Barbarescos (30%) and Nebbiolo Langhe (20%). 


Wine Advocate
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Starting off this tasting of new Riservas from Produttori del Barbaresco is the 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. This is a beautifully elegant and silky wine with a soft entry of wild berry fruit, lilac and wild rose. The bouquet opens gracefully with a fluid, slow-building intensity that feels silky and delicate to all the senses. It holds back from showing any overt or determined level of power, remaining instead silky and smooth throughout. It treads quietly and softly. Production is 13,403 bottles, and fruit is sourced from the Dellaferrera and Manzone family vineyards. I came back to this wine 24 hours after the bottle was open and added one more point to my score.

June 2021
Vinous
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The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is a brooding wine its mid-weight structure notwithstanding. Iron smoke tobacco cedar and dried flowers add a feral earthy quality that is so appealing. Pora is often one of the more approachable Riservas in this range but the 2016 is an exception. Readers should be prepared to cellar it for at least a few years.

Wine Spectator
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This red is saturated with bright cherry strawberry and currant fruit. Mint iron tar and green vegetal elements peek through as this evolves on the palate through the long finish. Assertive tannins put the grip on the finish yet the intense fruit will come forward with time. Best from 2025 through 2045.

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