Barolo's lissom 2012s – a preview


See also details of our third Barolo Night in London this Sunday. A chance to taste 40 hand-picked 2011s, and some good food. 

I learned a new Italian word while I was in the Langhe last week tasting the forthcoming 2012 Barolo vintage: ‘ pinotteggiano’. It was mentioned by Fabio Alessandria, of Comm GB Burlotto in Verduno, when I asked him what he thought of the 2012 vintage. ‘It is a year that I like because of its elegance, its freshness. I do think of Pinot Noir as the [2012] wines are pinotteggiano – Pinot Noir-like – because...