Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2006

The situation with the 2006 Produttori Barbaresco is unusual. As is typical, the grapes from the 9 crus were vinified separately. The decision not to bottle these as separate riserva cru wines was made later than usual, after some lots of the regular Barbaresco were bottled and sold.

In particular, the regular Barbaresco is usually bottled in 3 batches. Each batch is bottled over several days, so has multiple lot numbers. Usually all batches are from the same blend, but in 2006, there was no riserva cru juice in the first batch, 30% riserva cru juice in the second batch, and 50% riserva cru juice in the third batch. From all the reports, I belive these are the 3 batches made of 2006 Barbaresco:

Batch 1 (no riserva juice): Lots 9.097, 9.099, 9.105, 9.113.
Batch 2 (30% riserva juice): Lots 9.120, 9.125, 9.141.
Batch 3 (50% riserva juice): Lots 10.144, 10.148, 10.155, 10.161.

Lot number x.y means x is the year of bottling (e.g. 9=2009, 10=2010) and y is the day of bottling during that year. Thus, lot #9.097 means the wine was bottled on the 97th day of 2009, that is, March 7, 2009.

The lot number can be found at the bottom of the back label, as can be seen from the example below, in which the lot number that is circled is Lot #9.120.

The second bottle below is Lot #9.125.

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