- The Produttori was founded in the crushing poverty of the 1950s, when the parish priest organized 19 struggling growers to make wine communally. Today, it has 60 members, including many of Barbaresco's best growers. In lesser years, only the flagship Barbaresco is made; but in great vintages, up to ten magical Barbarescos nine single-cru Riservas. From the excellent 2000, we are featuring its Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva.
Wine Spectator: 92
"This bright red exhibits floral, cherry and tar flavors, with a firm edge of tannins closing the wine down on the finish. An elegant Barbaresco that should fall into place in a few years." (Nov 2012)