Vintage 2010 - surprising Barolo
5 Jan 2011 by Walter Speller
While the general impression of Italy's 2010 vintage is one hampered by cool temperatures and lots of rain (see Vintage 2010 - Italy ), more specific reports emerging from Piemonte hint at one of the finest vintages in the last 10 years, on a par with 2006 and 2001. While visiting the Aldo Conterno estate in Monforte d'Alba recently, I immediately seized the chance to quiz Giacomo Conterno, Aldo's son responsible for vineyard management, about whether the rumours of 2010's success were true. Giacomo regards the vintage as very particular. A wet spring was followed by an early summer, with lots of rain. In the...

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