||Name:||Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano
|Producer:||Produttori del Barbaresco|
|Region:||Italy / Piemonte / Barbaresco / Barbaresco|
Produttori del Barbaresco has always been a unique wine animal for me for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it is a relatively large scale production (100ha & 400k btl/yr = ~10% of total vineyard area and production volume in Barbaresco) and large size often implies a decisive sway towards standardized and formula-driven wines.
Secondly, it is a cooperative, which normally implies that the wines should be a mass-produced plonk.
Well, Produttori del Barbaresco has never matched any of these two implied notions.Instead it produces some of the most reliable quality wines for the price in Barbaresco.