2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva DOCG Italy
Ruby red color. Bouquet of red fruit. Flavor is medium-bodied with silky tannins and a long finish. Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red
meats, venison and cheeses
The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo takes it up a notch if you consider the tasting of each one of these single-vineyard wines tasted in order. With the Rio Sordo, you really start to feel the textural richness and fruit weight that can be achieved with Nebbiolo in a great vintage. This vintage is compact and tightly woven together, suggesting a forecast for an extra long drinking window. The Alutto and Marengo families farm the fruit used in this blend. This wine will live long, and I love that touch of candied licorice that appears on the close (especially when you come back to the open bottle 24 hours later).
Rated 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate