Piedmont's Silver Lining
A string of great vintages helps soften the blow of a disastrous 2002 harvest in parts of Barolo
The 2002 vintage in Piedmont hasn't been easy. After one of the wettest summers in decades, a hellish hailstorm in early September destroyed a substantial portion of the Barolo crop. Yet just a few days after the storm, a dozen producers sitting in the cellar of Domenico Clerico, one of Piedmont's greatest wineries, seemed stoic about their bad fortune.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2002.