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Top Barolo for Fall

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | October 29, 2020

A Generous Vintage

This time of year always makes me think of the Piedmont region of northern Italy, home to Barolo and Barbaresco. Because with the arrival of autumn, the rolling hills play host to lingering mists, truffle hunters, and, yes, tourists drawn by the promise of exquisite
food and wine. 

While it’s difficult to be there this year, we can nonetheless enjoy the wines. And there’s nowhere better to start than with the rich, ripe 2015 vintage. The vintage shows all the hallmarks of classic Barolo: flamboyant aromatics, a firm structure for long ageing, and a haunting
finish. But the warm year gave unusually generous fruit meaning that you can try the wines with pleasure now.

Of the wines listed below, Scavino always offers deliciously approachable wines; Aldo Conterno’s style is ripe and supple; Sandrone complex and aromatic. Now the wine is sorted, all that remains is to find some Piedmont white truffle...