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Melbourne Produttori Barbaresco Wine Dinner at Scopri

SOLD OUT!!! Only 11 Seats Available! A Rare Experience to try 8 Aged Producttori Cru Barbaresco Wines in One Sitting.

We’ve just held this dinner in Sydney, it was insanely good! Straight from the cellars of Produttori del Barbaresco we have several of their Cru’s, mature and ready to go. We’re holding a dinner at Scopri to try 4 of the Cru’s in advance of the 2013 Cru release in April 2018,

The wines of Produttori del Barbaresco were my first introduction to Barbaresco. The good bit was being introduced to a producer that is now a staple in my cellar. The bad bit was all of the lesser Barbaresco I tried after that. They had set the bar high!

Barbaresco is often considered the poor cousin to Barolo. That it certainly is not! The benefit for us is the marketing hype around Barolo which is often deserved and sometimes not help keep prices of Barbaresco reasonable. Produttori produces what are undoubtedly some of the best value Barbarescos available today.


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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Date & Time: Wednesday 8 November 2017. From 7pm.

Venue: Scopri – 191 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053.

Food: We’re finalising a fantastic menu to work with the delicious wines we’ll be devouring on the night.

Wines: Reviews of the wines below.

A Magnum of Fizz – It will be Champagne and it will be special!

Followed by 4 flights of Produttori Barbaresco wines from 4 of the Cru’s (single vineyards)

Moccagatta 2004 + 2009  Montesteffano 2005 + 2009

Pora 2007 + 2009  Rabajà 2005 + 2009


My 1st meeting with Aldo

Aldo Vacca has deftly brought the Produttori del Barbaresco into modern times while making subtle changes to farming and winemaking yet maintaining the traditional style that has made this coop so adored by its rabidly loyal fan base. The changes at Produttori have been gradual to the degree they aren’t always so noticeable, but they are there. No one knows every nook and cranny of Barbaresco better than Aldo Vacca, but Vacca has also proven to be incredibly wise in making choices that have positioned the Produttori for much continued success in the future. I can’t think of too many wines that deliver this much pleasure and value. Antonio Galloni

A bit about Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is an incredibly challenging grape variety to grow, make, and, as a consumer, sometimes, to drink and understand.

The name incorporates ‘Nebbia’ or cloud. Driving the vineyard clad hills of Barolo or Barbaresco in Piemonte (at the foot of the mountain), you’ll often find yourself immersed in clouds! A function of the topography and the region being surround by mountains on three sides.

Nebbiolo wines tend to focus more on what we call secondary characters, earthy, truffles, violets, woody herbs, tar. The texture / mouthfeel is a hallmark of Nebbiolo. They can be extremely tannic demanding rich food to balance them, and time in the bottle to soften. No matter the quantity of tannin, the best Nebbiolo wines will always have incredible quality, depth and length of tannin.

The bunches and berries are much larger than most of the French varieties. The colour of Nebbiolo wines can range from deep and dark to rusty tap water! Yet, a pale colour is often no indicator of the depth of flavour or quality of the wine.

A bit about Barbaresco

The area of Barbaresco is only 10min from Barolo, the difference in soil and weather can mean one may have a great year whilst the other is average.

Barbaresco DOCG regulations allow for wine to be released a year earlier than Barolo. Angelo Gaja, perhaps the most famed producer of Barbaresco, has largely chosen to ignore DOCG regulation in the pursuit of excellence. There is perhaps a question over whether marketing or tending of the vineyards and wines is the reason behind their cult status.

Whilst Gaja has been in the limelight wineries like Roagna and Produttori del Barbaresco have been quietly going about the business of making some of the best value Nebbiolo’s available today.

There is no doubt that the great Barbaresco’s are every bit as good as the great Barolo’s.

As a generalisation Barbaresco tends to be less tannic and more approachable as younger wines.

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Scopri 191 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053