Vinexus anteprima 2023

Ciabot Berton new labels

Highlights and insights from an early tasting of 2020 Barolo and 2021 Barbaresco. Above, Ciabot Berton's striking new labels.

Last week UK-based Italian-wine importer Vinexus, set up in 1990 by the late Nicolas Belfrage MW and joined by Nick Bielak MW in 2006 (both of whom, sadly, passed away one shortly after the other) allowed a preview of the forthcoming 2019 Brunello di Montalcino, 2021 Barbaresco and 2020 Barolo vintages from the producers in Vinexus's impressive portfolio. The company was the very first to do this, either in or outside of Italy.

I decided to focus on the 2020 Barolos –...