(2014 Vintage) Soil: limestone and clay, rich in calcium with sandy veins Vintage: medium body vintage, bright red fruit and spicy notes of white pepper and anice Vinification: fermentation in concrete tanks at 28°C (83°F), 24 days on the skins, pumping over twice a day, malo-lactic fermentation completed
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) Produttori del Barbaresco continues to be a terrific source for well-priced wines. It will be a few years before the 2004 Riservas are released. In the meantime, readers will find the Barbaresco normale on store shelves. Incidentally, I have already gone through several bottles of the 2003 Barbaresco, a wine which offers much promise and half a case of the 2001 Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja. Every bottle of the Rabaja has been a stunner. The estatersquo;s 2004 Barbaresco is very sweet and pretty, with spiced, floral aromas that are delicately woven into a fabric of ripe fruit. With air herbal and balsamic overtones emerge, adding further complexity. The wine offers outstanding length, silky tannins and a fresh, inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2016.