Prunotto Barbaresco DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) "...dried cherry, orange zest, star anise..."
In 1904 a co-operative winery called Ai Vino Delle Langhe was founded and a young man who worked there was one Alfred Prunotto. Prunotto took over the estate in 1922, giving it his own name and today it is run under the umbrella of the famous Marchesi Antinori family. Located in Alba the estate tends around 50 hectares of vineyards throughout the Langhe and Monferrato and produces a range of fine wines from the heady Moscato d ‘Alba to delicious Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo. At the top end lie a range of single cru wines from Barolo, Barbaresco and the DOC’s of Nebbiolo d ‘Alba, Barbera d ‘Alba, Dolcetto d ‘Alba and Barbera d ‘Asti. Classic Piedmont wines produced with style by the Antinori family.
Prunotto’s Barbaresco is produced from vineyards in Treiso and Neive in the Barbaresco area, it’s the elegant expression of Nebbiolo. An aristocratic wine yet accessible and pleasant. It is aged in large oak barrels of varying capacities to enhance balance and softness on the palate.
"The 2016s confirm all of the promise they have always shown. It is a stunning, brilliant vintage across the board....2016 has turned out to be a truly magnificent vintage." - Antonio Galloni
"...intense garnet red in color. The nose is complex with aromas of red fruit and spicy notes. The palate is full and velvety with a persistent finish." - Winery Notes