Barolo 2017 – a first look at a surprising vintage

Gian Luca Colombo's Barolo remontage 2020

Walter takes us on a tour of the Langhe growers’ climate-change toolbox and exclusively helps us to master an excessively dry but widely misunderstood vintage. Gian Luca Colombo is seen above during remontage. Read about his extraordinary 2017 Barolo below. See also almost 100 Barolo 2017 tasting notes.

Barolos 2017 vintage was the hottest and driest vintage on record in Italy, but the resulting wines break away in spectacular fashion from all the images this torrid year might evoke. Already the supple 2017 Barbarescos, released this spring, indicated that in 2017 not all was what it seemed...