Nov 15, 2022
For decades, Aldo Vacca has been the Managing Director of the Produttori del Barbaresco, the best and most successful wine co-op in Europe. Through his leadership and guidance, the Produttori has taken its wines, and with it, the wines of Barbaresco beyond Piedmont in northeastern Italy, to world renown. Aldo’s job at the Produttori is not just an occupation, it is his family legacy and a professional choice he made that has benefitted all who love Nebbiolo.
Aldo took a degree in Viticulture at the Torino University and worked at the prestigious University of California at Davis, after which he got one of the most coveted jobs in Piedmont – he got a job working for Gaja in 1986. But after 4 years, he realized that rather than fame and modernism, he wanted to do something that celebrated the land of Barbaresco and all it represented. He followed in the footsteps of his great grandfather and used his infinite knowledge of Nebbiolo and his skills at management and hospitality, to transform the Produttori into one of the best-known brands in Italy.
I have spent time with Aldo. He’s brilliant, cheeky, and passionate, and after two years, I’m so happy to have finally gotten him on the show. Aldo speaks to groups about the Produttori all the time, has been in lots of media, and he is absolute pro. This is a great show!
Here is a general outline of what we discuss:
Photo: Bottling at the Produttori del
Barbaresco in May 2022
(c)Wine For Normal People
Photo: Aldo Vacca educates Wine For Normal People
(c)Wine For Normal People
Here are links to all the wines the Produttori makes:
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA ASILI
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA MONTEFICO
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA MONTESTEFANO
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA MUNCAGOTA
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA OVELLO
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA PAJÈ
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA PORA
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA RABAJÀ
BARBARESCO D.O.C.G. RISERVA RIO SORDO
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