2016 – a turning point for Barbaresco


Walter goes out on a limb that could be extremely exciting for Barolo's neighbour. 

With the 2016 vintage, Barbaresco has catapulted itself to the very top of Italian fine wine. A conclusion that forcefully pressed itself upon me, and which came as a total surprise, after having tasted 122 wines earlier this month. The vintage has turned out an almost embarrassing number of great wines, not unlike 2010 and 2013, but the 2016s are potentially greater. 

It is my firm belief that 2016 could be a total game-changer for the region, if it is alert enough to see the signs...