Barolo 2020 – grown in the time of COVID-19

Masked bottle of Barolo

Walter reports on the most recent vintage in Piemonte's hot spot, and official attempts to save the market for Barolo.

The 2020 vintage in the Langhe (and elsewhere) will be remembered against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. With Italy’s national lockdown in March came great uncertainty for Italy's viticulture, which in large part depends on foreign workers who are hired for the growing season and harvest but who could not travel to the peninsula. It spurred one producer from Italy's north to try to hire a private plane in order to get a team of workers over from Romania...