Barbaresco 2011 and Barolo 2010 (redundant?) Riservas


See this guide to our recent coverage of Barolo and Barbaresco. 

The final morning of this year’s Nebbiolo Prima was devoted to the Riserva 2012 Barbarescos and the Riserva 2010 Barolos. ‘Riserva’ signifies a wine that, by law, must undergo a fixed period of ageing that is longer than for the normal versions, in the case of Barbaresco a full 50 months including nine in cask (compared with 26 months and nine months in cask for the ‘normale’) and for Barolo 62 months including 18 months in cask (compared with 38 months of which 18 in cask). All this means...