(From 2011 Vintage) Full body vintage, with ripe intense red fruit, and spicy notes of white pepper and anice. This wine delivers the fragrance of Nebbiolo, strawberries, raspberries and rose petal in a lighter, fresher style. It's a perfect zesty wine for the spring season season!
Wine & Spirits(From 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.