Barolo's 2022 growing season

Barolo from La Morra

Did the annus horribilis become an annus mirabilis? Walter's photo taken last December pictures Barolo from La Morra.

‘An annus horribilis!’ Silvia Altare declared when I asked her last November how the 2022 vintage had played out. Altare took over the running of the La Morra-based estate from her father, Elio, a couple of years ago. Speculations about a change in style normally abound when there is a generational change but about Altare there were none. The transition seems to have gone smoothly. Altare just smirked when I suggested this to her.

‘In August 2022 we thought we...