Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja 2017

MCF Rare Wine

Founded in 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. From its humble beginnings making the first three vintages in the church basement, Produttori del Barbaresco has grown to a 52 member co-operative with 250 acres of Nebbiolo vineyards in the Barbaresco appellation and an annual production of over 500,000 bottles. Its vineyards amount to almost 1/6 of the vineyards of the area. Each member is in full control of their land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with the skill and dedication they have honed over generations.

Playing a key role in elevating the quality level of Barbaresco over the years, Produttori del Barbaresco produces a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe, a Barbaresco blend and nine single vineyard wines produced in premier vineyards: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota and Rio Sordo.

A brother wine to Muncagota, this vineyard has a slightly warmer micro-climate. Rabajà enjoys a southwestern exposition that gives the vines access to the sun throughout the afternoon. Considered a quintessential Barbaresco, this wine is well-rounded, exhibiting elegance and power, as well as, tannins and fruit.  The bouquet shows red fruit notes. On the palate, it is elegant and complex with silky tannins and dark fruit on the finish.

Vintage: 2017
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Barbaresco
Grape: Nebbiolo
Drink: 2024-2045

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