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  • Barbaresco good quality for the value

  • WINE OF THE WEEK: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco; from Piedmont, Italy; costs about $34; serve with roast chicken, braised or roasted beef, grilled chops and wild mushrooms.
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  • WINE OF THE WEEK: 2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco; from Piedmont, Italy; costs about $34; serve with roast chicken, braised or roasted beef, grilled chops and wild mushrooms.
    Few of us have deep pockets anymore (and most of us never had them at all). If Nebbiolo is your game, you can still find some bargains in Piedmont, most notably the Barbaresco normale from the best little cooperative in Italy, Produttori del Barbaresco.
    The members have inherited some distinguished vineyards or rows of vines in the Piedmontese hill town.
    Produttori single-vineyard bottlings are a good value for the quality, but nothing beats their normal bottling for price/quality ratio.
    The 2007 is textbook Barbaresco; the Nebbiolo is smooth and rich with an overlay of spice and earth and a taste of dark plums.
    This is a Barbaresco that won't leave you feeling guilty if you break it out for a roast chicken or a braised beef dish.
    It's also terrific with sauteed wild mushrooms.
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