(English) Wines of the Week: Produttori di Barbaresco & Markus Molitor


Produttori di Barbaresco 1967 Barbaresco Pora Riserva Speciale 96
Markus Molitor 2003 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese  94
by Ian D’Agata

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Produttori di Barbaresco 1967 Barbaresco Pora Riserva Speciale                 96

The 1967 vintage was an excellent one in Barbaresco and Barolo but all the wines are best drunk up by now for maximum enjoyment. And why not, given they are now 56 years old.

This 1967 from the Produttori, arguably the world’s best wine coop, is a gem. From the underrated cru of Pora, the parcels of which the grapes were sourced from to make this wine belonged to the Varaldo and Dellaferrera families, a marvellous wine.

Very pale red, almost pink colour. Aromas and flavours of wild strawberry, sour cherry, delicate mushroom nuances, rosehip and violet. Fresh and juicy, with fading floral and fruit notes nicely supported by noble tannins on the long suave finish. Drinking window: 2023-2026.

Markus Molitor 2003 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese                  94

From one of the world’s most famous vineyards and hottest producers, a liquid gem that is at once lifted and luscious, as all great sweet wines should be. Bright burnished golden-yellow colour. Complex aromas of tangerine marmelade, papaya, dark honey, caramel lemon zest, almond brittle and faded jasmine. Then similar flavours, nicely extended by harmonious acidity on the long, marmelady noble rot-accented finish that is at once thick yet suave. A dessert in and of itself, but will match with many fruit and almond desserts, not to mention cheeses. Drinking window: 2023-2033.

Ian D'Agata

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伊安·达加塔在葡萄酒领域耕耘超过30年,在葡萄酒品评、葡萄酒科研写作和葡萄酒教育等方面,都取得了杰出的成果,在葡萄酒行业和葡萄酒爱好者中,享有世界性声望。作为享誉国际的葡萄酒作家,他最近的两本著作《意大利原生葡萄品种》《意大利原生葡萄品种风土》被公认为意大利葡萄酒领域的权威著作;前者荣获2015年Louis Roederer国际葡萄酒作家大奖赛“年度最佳书籍奖”,他是唯一获此殊荣的意大利葡萄酒作家,并入选《洛杉矶时报》、《金融时报》、《纽约时报》评选的“年度葡萄酒书籍”榜单;后者被《纽约时报》和美国的Food & Wine杂志提名为年度最佳葡萄酒书籍。



Ian D'Agata