96 points – Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
“The 2017 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is darkly concentrated and among the richest wines in this series of single-vineyard Riservas. Montestefano is angular, textured and bold with dark fruit aromas, dried blackberry, toasted almond and cured tobacco. With this vintage, you get an age-worthy wine that offers brawn and power for drinking in the medium term, but it will become increasingly silky and slender with time. Dusty tannins and crushed stone appear on the long finish. There were 14,486 bottles produced”.
Produttori del Barbaresco has been hitting it out of the ballpark these past years with a string of excellent vintages that resulted in the production of their entire line of Riservas. Produttori del Barbaresco is a benchmark co-op and often referred to as the best in the world. The first vinatge was 1958 and since then they continue to offer outstanding Nebbiolo. They produce village Barbaresco and Langhe Nebbiolo, and in exceptional vintages, like 2017, the produce up to 9 single vineyard wines. There are 51 members who farm 100 hectares, and they really are worth all the hype.