Barbaresco catches up
See my tasting notes on 2008 Barbarescos and 2006 Barbaresco Riservas and Nebbiolo week - a guide for links to all the articles. Barbaresco, which in the past may have been overshadowed by its bigger and more prestigious neighbour, seems to have caught up with Barolo in every sense, except for its size. It still is only half as large as Barolo (420 ha of vines v 948 ha) with four, rather than 11 communes within the DOCG. Unsurprisingly, Barbaresco produces only half as much wine as Barolo (4.24 million bottles v 11.98). (Mick Rock's photo shows Barbaresco vineyards with the village of Neive just visible behind.) The...
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