Blue-Chip Barolo

The classic 2016 vintage is the best harvest in two decades for Piedmont’s top red

Blue-Chip Barolo
The 2016 vintage of Barolo and Barbaresco features top-scoring wines from producers like Roagna, Vietti and G.D. Vajra (Molchen Photo)
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue

Italy’s northern region of Piedmont is home to a wide variety of wines made from red and white native varieties, but its reputation and success are driven by the leading appellations of Barolo and Barbaresco. Among the vintages covered in senior editor Bruce Sanderson's report, stretching from 2019 back to 2010, the 2016 vintage for Barolo is generating the most excitement at the moment. Get his vintage rating, top wine picks among the recent releases and value wine recommendations, including bottlings of Barbera and Dolcetto.

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