Dinners and Tastings

Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva 2014-1995 Dinner at Scopri. Thursday 23 April 2020. $195.00 per Person
23/04/2020 7:30 pm

Taste the new 2014's and aged wines back to 1995

Before 1894, Nebbiolo grapes where sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled “Nebbiolo di Barbaresco”. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the “Cantine Sociali”, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. He understood well the differences between the same grape, the Nebbiolo, grown in the different areas of Barolo and Barbaresco and, for the first time, recognized it on the wine label.
The “Cantine Sociali” was closed in the 1930’s because of fascist economic rules. In 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way the small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. The first three vintages were made in the church basement, then in the winery built across the square where the Produttori is still located.
United once again, the small growers continued the work started by Domizio Cavazza, producing only Barbaresco wine and enhancing both the reputation of the wine and the village. The proud past of Barbaresco and the dedication of its creators have made the Produttori one of the greatest producers in a great wine-producing area; it…”continues to set some of the highest standards of winemaking for any cooperative in the world”. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.; The Wine Advocate, 2-28-90).
Produttori del Barbaresco exclusively vinifies Nebbiolo grapes. 
In great vintages only, nine single vineyards are produced and released after four years under the Riserva (Reserve) program. These wines are produced from a selection of grapes sourced from nine historical premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries. Their names are Asili, Montefico, Montestefano, Muncagota, Ovello, Pajè, Pora, Rabajà, Rio Sordo.
First released in 1967, they are vinified and aged with exactly the same style in order to show their different personalities at their best and purest form. A tasting of the nine "Produttori Crus" is therefore an unique experience, just like a walk through the hills of Barbaresco can be!
This dinner looks at a range of these crus from the latest 2014 vintage and then back to 1995. If you have an interest in Barbaresco this is a wonderful opportunity to compare vineyards and taste the same wines with bottle age.
The wine list:
Barbaresco 2015
Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2014
Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2014
Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2014
Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota 2014
Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 2014
Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2009
Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2008
Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota 2007
Barbaresco Riserva Paje 2005
Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2000
Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 1995

 

Before 1894, Nebbiolo grapes where sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled “Nebbiolo di Barbaresco”. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the “Cantine Sociali”, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. He understood well the differences between the same grape, the Nebbiolo, grown in the different areas of Barolo and Barbaresco and, for the first time, recognized it on the wine label.


The “Cantine Sociali” was closed in the 1930’s because of fascist economic rules. In 1958, the priest of the village of Barbaresco, recognizing that the only way the small properties could survive was by joining their efforts, gathered together nineteen small growers and founded the Produttori del Barbaresco. The first three vintages were made in the church basement, then in the winery built across the square where the Produttori is still located.


United once again, the small growers continued the work started by Domizio Cavazza, producing only Barbaresco wine and enhancing both the reputation of the wine and the village. The proud past of Barbaresco and the dedication of its creators have made the Produttori one of the greatest producers in a great wine-producing area; it…”continues to set some of the highest standards of winemaking for any cooperative in the world”. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.; The Wine Advocate, 2-28-90).


Produttori del Barbaresco exclusively vinifies Nebbiolo grapes. 


In great vintages only, nine single vineyards are produced and released after four years under the Riserva (Reserve) program. These wines are produced from a selection of grapes sourced from nine historical premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries. Their names are Asili, Montefico, Montestefano, Muncagota, Ovello, Pajè, Pora, Rabajà, Rio Sordo.


First released in 1967, they are vinified and aged with exactly the same style in order to show their different personalities at their best and purest form. A tasting of the nine "Produttori Crus" is therefore an unique experience, just like a walk through the hills of Barbaresco can be!


This dinner looks at a range of these crus from the latest 2014 vintage and then we taste 6 wines back to 1995. The wines will be accompanied by a 4-course meal at Scopri. If you have an interest in Barbaresco this is a wonderful opportunity to compare vineyards and taste the same wines with bottle age.


The menu and wine list:

 

QUAGLIA ARROSTO

Quail pancetta mushroom gorgonzola orzotto

Barbaresco 2015

Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2014

Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2014

 

AGNOLOTTI DEL PLIN

Agnolotti rabbit veal butter sage

Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2014

Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota 2014

Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 2014

 

BISTECCA ALLA BRACE

Char grilled rib eye

Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2009

Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2008

Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota 2007

 

FORMAGGI
Barbaresco Riserva Paje 2005

Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2000

Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 1995

 

CAFFE

 

Date: Thursday 23 April 2020

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Scopri, 191 Nicholson St, Carlton 3053

Cost: $195.00 per person


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