David Lole wrote:I'm not much of an Italiophile, even less so, Barbaresco, although I did try a great bottle from Gaja (may have been the 1990) a few years back. I do have a couple of cases in my cellar of Produttori Reserve 1997 Paje and Pora. Both wines are Excellent to Outstanding in quality showing buckets of savoury fruit, plenty of structure and have another decade of development in front of them. Sorry I can't be of any more help with anything else on your list.
Anders Källberg wrote:"Barbaresco wine festival" - sound like a great occation, Ian. Is it also taking place in Barbaresco or is it arranged in the UK?
Anyway, while I do not know much about the majority of the producers listed, I do know that if you just want to taste one moderno you should taste the wines of La Spinetta. They are indeed rather modern in style but they are also really high class wines. They also make a Moscato that is not to be missed!
Have fun, and let us read about your experiences.