10 Top-Scoring Barbarescos From the 2017 Vintage Barbaresco's 2017 vintage offers Nebbiolo that's built to last, at prices within reach for many … The 2016 Barbaresco is enhanced with black fruit, spice, leather and tar, all rolled into one harmonious wine. Bruno and Danilo Nada made some of the most compelling 2016s in Barbaresco. The Michele Chiarlo estate owns seven hectares of Nebbiolo in Barbaresco, and this wine is conceived as an expression of a grape, rather than any one particular vineyard site. Concerning the climatic trend, winter began with mild temperatures that facilitated the early start of the vegetative cycle. Europe tends to be less affected. The 2016 Barbaresco reminds us of the great 2004, but with more elegance and finesse. The powerful structure is quite like the 2001, yet with further refinement of the tannins. The color is ruby, garnet and rich. The Wine Advocate Vintage Guide. Piedmont vintage guide in brief. ... Barbaresco 2017. Starting from the end of June, temperatures have become definitively more summery with highs above 30 ° C, with periods of heat interrupted by thunderstorms and heavy lowering of temperatures. Its characters are intense and engaging, full and elegant. Ian, 2016 may be a stunning vintage but in my mind's eye without looking back at the figures prices have been steadily increasing for the last - say - five years. However, the Barbaresco and Barolo 2016 harvest looked even better than 2015, and with the grapes in and fermentation complete, most producers are saying that this is a better vintage than last year. I just wonder who is buying this stuff and keeping the market propped up. Barbaresco Bernadot 2016 At 480 metres, this is the highest vineyard in Barbaresco, steep and South-East-facing. Pressed rose, wild berry, leather and a balsamic note of camphor lead the nose along with a whiff of hazelnut. Barbaresco 2016 is a wine to keep. ... 2016: Italy: Piedmont (Barbaresco) Still tannic, youthful, or slow to mature. Paitin di Pasquero-Elia (Barbaresco) “Sori Paitin Serraboella” 2016 ($50): Rarely a powerhouse but usually among the most interesting wines from Barbaresco, this is well suited to the growing conditions of the 2016 vintage. +39 371 4696545 The early consensus throughout the Piedmont region is that 2016 stands to be a very promising – and potentially exceptional – vintage. Medium ruby-hued, with a core of sweet red fruits balanced by classic dried flowers, licorice, asphalt, and medicinal herbs, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness that carries impress sweet fruit as well as building tannins. From the truly marvelous 2016 vintage, you won't find a better 2016 Barbaresco or Barolo in this price range. In the mouth is intense and persistent. The vintage has turned out an almost embarrassing number of great wines, not unlike 2010 and 2013, but the 2016s are potentially greater. In Europe, grapes are generally grown in the peripheral areas for where they can ripen optimally. It means a Barbaresco of great potential, complex and durable. Barbaresco DOCG Vintage 2016 Wine To the north-east of Alba , the small section of the Langa which includes the communes of Barbaresco, Treiso, Neive and S. Rocco Seno d’Elvio, is all intensively laid out in vineyards and the hills open out sweetly in immense amphitheatres to fall almost sheerly where the Tanaro divides them from the plain. Walter goes out on a limb that could be extremely exciting for Barolo's neighbour. Piazza del Municipio 7, 12050 Barbaresco (CN) The 2016 La Ca' Nova Barbaresco is a beautifully pure expression of Nebbiolo. Mother Nature was not as kind in 2017, a year that is going to require a much more selective approach. The color is ruby, garnet and rich. 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