The cooperative "Cooperativa Produttori del Barbaresco srl" with seat in Barbaresco
in the Italian region Piedmont
was founded in 1958 by the local priest with then 19 members. Since there was no money to build a cellar, the first three vintages were vinified in the cellars of the church. After that, the Cooperative Center, which still exists today, stood opposite the church. Today, the cooperative includes 56 members, who manage a total of 100 hectares of vineyards. This is about one sixth of the DOCG area Barbaresco. The responsible oenologist is Gianni Testa. The basic wine is the Langhe Nebbiolo (20%), followed by the normal Barbaresco (40%) and, in special years, up to nine layers of Barbaresco (40%). These are the locations Asili, Moccagatta, Montestefano, Montefico, Ovello, Pajé, Pora, Rabajà and Rio Sordo. The name of this location and the owner are noted on the label. The total production amounts to around 35,000 boxes (420,000 bottles) of wine, which are pressed exclusively from Nebbiolo.