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Piedmont - 1971

 

RATING:

 

*****

DRINKABILITY:

 

Drink now

STYLE:

 

The second great year in a row, with very fine Barolo and Barbaresco


Weather Conditions


An icy-cold winter continued through into April. Subsequent hail in May and June further reduced the crop in most of Barolo and Barbaresco. A clear, hot summer lasted right up to a perfect warm, dry, October giving a small crop of Nebbiolo with excellent levels of sugar, tannin and acidity.

 

Best Appellations


Barolo and Barbaresco produced the vintage of the decade, with a high level of consistency. Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti were also excellent although at the time the variety was not given prominence and often badly vinified.

 

Best Producers


Barolo and Barbaresco produced the vintage of the decade, with a high level of consistency. Barbera d'Alba and Barbera d'Asti were also excellent although at the time the variety was not given prominence and often badly vinified.

 


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