A Stunning Example of Barbaresco's Best Vintage in 20 Years for as Low as $17.77

Posted May 28, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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Is this the perfect under $20 bottle of premium red wine?

In fact, today's offer comes in even lower than that for those of you buying by the case. It's one of the three "B"s from Italy - you know - Barolo, Brunello ... Barbaresco. The only thing that might not make sense about today's offer to many of you is the price: $17.77 .... for a Barbaresco ... from one of the best vintages in the history of Piedmont?

Introducing the 2010 Govone Cellar One Barbaresco.

Our normal price - $24.99. Currently on sale at $19.99.

Today, this is just $17.77 plus free shipping on all orders of 12+ bottles when you use code GOVONE

Think about the kinds of wines you can normally find for $20.

- A good Chianti? Check.

- An interesting new Cabernet Sauvignon from California? Yup

- A terrific everyday Rioja? You bet.

- Barbaresco?? Not typically. But today is not a typical day.

From the moment we first tasted this wine, we knew there was something very special here. 2010 was a flat out amazing vintage for Barbaresco ... and what we were tasting in the Govone Cellar One Barbaresco, really drove that point home. While we couldn't find any scores on this particular wine, we found plenty of press on the vintage as a whole in Piedmont  - Including the Wine Spectator who rated the vintage as a whole 97 Points.

Why was 2010 such an amazing vintage?

See why the Wine Spectator, Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate, Antonio Galloni's Vinous and others were so thrilled with the 2010 crop from Piedmont.

“The new-release Barbarescos, on the other hand, come from the 2010 harvest, one of the best in the past 15 years. The top wines offer elegance and harmony, with the balance and structure to age.” -Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator April 2014

Check out Wine Spectator's vintage chart for Piedmont and you will have to go all the way back to 1990 to find the last vintage that scored this highly!

Both Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media as well as Monica Larner of Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate also had glowing reviews of the vintage as a whole.

“2010 Barbaresco is a year characterized by a very long growing season – one of the longest on record…All it takes to understand how important ideal conditions are for Nebbiolo is to taste the young 2010 Barbareschi. The best wines are simply stunning, with virtually no perception of tannin and phenomenal balance…The 2010s are of course young, but what I have tasted so far has been very impressive. It is quite possible 2010 will turn out to be a truly great, iconic vintage for Barbaresco.” -Antonio Galloni, October 2012

“The 2010 vintage has everyone singing its praises, including myself…shifting temperatures created the conditions for perfect ripening, beautiful aromatic intensity, bright color and wines built for long cellar aging. A “classic” vintage is the word being thrown around by producers…I believe this moment represents the most fascinating, productive and creative era for the producers of Piedmont’s greatest red wines.” -Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2013

From Gaja to Giacosa. Barbaresco 101

A quick look at why these wines are always so in demand

Boasting a vintage, place and grape varietal that has adorned the tables of more Italian Wine Lovers in modern times than nearly any other, the wines of Barbaresco, from Italy’s glorious Piedmont wine producing region, have made it to the big time. Barbaresco is a strikingly beautiful, aromatically intense red wine, made from the Nebbiolo grape, whose meteoric rise to fame, which started in the 1960’s (think Gaja and Giacosa) has struck gold with the 2010 vintage. 2010 marked a cosmic intersection of perfect ripening, phenomenal concentration, and profound balance in wines from multi-generational winemaking families whose experience and traditions made wine like artists with fruit from an epic vintage! It is a place and vintage that has virtually every single wine critic on their heels with astonishment and conviction that these wines represent the best of the best…globally!

Barbaresco is the Volnay to neighboring Barolo’s Pommard, ringed by the river Tanaro and marked by ancient marly soil that create aromatically stunning reds whose poignantly concentrated fruitiness can be best experienced within 5-8 years post-vintage. Gaja’s masterful use of Barrique aging revolutionized winemaking throughout the entire region, whose softer, spicier, aromatically powerful reds have made Barbaresco one of the greatest artisanal wine producing regions of our time.

"It was fantastic " - Debra Santonastaso - D and D Italian Wines

Debra Santonastaso of D and D Imports continued to rave over the overall quality of the vintage as a whole. Based in Maremma, D and D imports has a focus on one simple task. Bringing the very best wines from Italy to the market. One of the key names in their portfolio is Govone. With vineyards based in Neive, and situated on clay, calcareous and sandy soils, the 2010 Barbaresco from Govone was aged 3 years (two in barrel and one in bottle). It is a remarkable vision of what everyone tried to achieve from this incredible vintage ... at a price point far less than some of it's peers.

Listen to Debra Santonastaso of D and D Italian Wines talk about the life of an importer, the 2010 Barbaresco vintage, and the history of Nebbiolo

Buy the 2010 Govone Cellar One Barbaresco Now! Order 12 or more bottles and use code GOVONE at checkout to get the special case price of $17.77/btl as well as free shipping!



Item: 88494

750 mL

Retail: $24.99

$11.12 per btl