Barbaresco 2019 – another great vintage?

Barbaresco from Ovello

Another excitingly elegant vintage from Barbaresco, seen above from Ovello.

In the last couple of months I tasted my way through quite a few 2019 Barbaresco samples that were so good that it seems 2019 could be in the same league as the outstanding 2010 and 2016 vintages. It would make it the third outstanding vintage within a decade, but can Barbaresco really be that lucky? Producers themselves seem to think so.

A detailed description of the 2019 vintage comes from agronomist Davide Ferrarese, a consultant active in Gavi but also in Barbaresco with Bruno Rocca, one of his most...