"The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is somber and dense in this vintage. Silky Asili tannins bring out the wine's voluptuousness and soft contours. Dark red cherry and plum fruit show some of the typical Asili sensuality, but the 2014 is a powerhouse that is going to need time to come around. In 2014, Asili is unusually - almost uncharacteristically - austere."~AG
"This 7.5 acre vineyard resides in a geological bowl, protecting the vines from the wind and humidity. The vineyard's poor soil results in a complex minerality in the final wine. Asili has a great aging potential, but shows a distiinct personality early on. The first vintage of Asili was produced in 1970. Ruby red color. Elegant nose with refined red fruit notes. On the palate, it is complex, with a full-body, silky, rich, with a long finish. Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses. 13,000 bottles produced."~Winery Notes
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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.