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Magazine Archives: April 30, 2013

2008 Barolo An Ageworthy Vintage

Cool growing conditions in Piedmont produced impressive results
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: April 30, 2013

The long, cool 2008 vintage in Italy's Piedmont region harks back to an earlier era, delivering classic-style wines. But after a trend toward warmer growing seasons over the past two decades, 2008 saw a return to the cooler conditions and longer harvests more typical of the 1970s and '80s. This was an advantage for Barolo. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 26, 2013.

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