Nebbiolo Prima – Barolo 2011, part 1

Barolo 2011 part 2 with a further 165 tasting notes will be published tomorrow. For more on the Nebbiolo Prima of 2015, see our guide

The Consorzio of the wines of the Langhe summarises 2011 as a ‘very early harvest and not overtly high yields in the vineyard’ [sic]. A winter with above-average rainfall preceded an early, warm and very wet March. A very warm April, with temperatures well over 20 °C, set the expectation for an early harvest and the growing cycle was a full four weeks in advance of what is considered normal, when a cool June and...

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