2011 Barbaresco, and Roero


Walter continues his reports from Nebbiolo Prima 2014 in Alba with these 126 tasting notes on 2011 Barbaresco and Roero and 2010 Roero Riserva and ponders the place of Roero. See also his Nebbiolo Prima reports on 2010 Barolo and Barolo and Barbaresco Riservas.

After a cold and wet winter, and a very wet March, providing a good supply of water in the soils, the 2011 growing season started unusually early for the Langhe and at dazzling speed. An unusually warm April immediately set the expectation for a very early harvest, but nature corrected itself somewhat along the way...