Located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Produttori del Barbaresco was founded in 1958 by the priest of the village of Barbaresco. In fact, in order to protect the small local estates and perpetuate their know-how, he decided to unite the holdings of nineteen small producers by merging them into a common estate. The wines of Produttori del Barbaresco are renowned for their elegance, full-bodied character and wide range of aromas.
Produttori del Barbaresco reigns over a vineyard of 100 hectares. The vines are planted on a mosaic of terroirs composed of clay soils in the heart of the "pre-alpine" hills which are poised at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres.
This Rio Sordo Riserva 2017 is a Barbaresco wine that stems from a 4.5-hectare vineyard. This south-west facing Piedmont terroir lies on limestone soils composed of sandy veins.
Vinification and ageing
Fermentation at 30°C. Maceration for 28 days. Malolactic fermentation. The initial 36 months of ageing in large oak barrels is completed by 12 months of bottle ageing.
This silky and well-balanced wine reveals spicy notes, sustained by a smooth minerality.
Food and wine pairing
This Piedmontese wine will complement many dishes such as fresh pasta, risotto, white and red meat and game.
This Rio Sordo Riserva 2017 by Produttori del Barbaresco can be cellared until 2037 to reveal its full aromatic range.