Produttori del Barbaresco's exceptional 2014 Riservas


Snap these up, says Walter. Italy's finest co-op wines? 

Produttori del Barbaresco is not only one of Italy’s most admired co-ops, but one of the very best producers of Barbaresco. This reputation has been earned by the constant high quality of its output and is more than validated by their just-released single-vineyard wines from the notoriously difficult 2014 vintage. 

One of the coldest and wettest since weather recordings began, 2014 proved an uphill battle for Barolo and for Italy as a whole, with arguably only two exceptions: Etna and Barbaresco. Its neighbour Barolo bore the brunt of the savagery of...