Fortune Favors Barolo

Despite early season setbacks, the 2017 vintage delivers fresh, complex reds from top estates

Fortune Favors Barolo
Piedmont veterans Sergio and Elena Germano stand amid the Nebbiolo vines of Serralunga’s Cerretta cru, from which they made an outstanding Barolo in 2017. (Molchen Photo)
From the Apr 30, 2022, issue

Of more than 600 Piedmont wines reviewed, the 2017 Barolos, from an outstanding vintage, dominate in Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson’s annual tasting report on this Italian region. Get his full analysis, including his top picks from 2017, Barbarescos from 2018 and 2017 and riservas from 2016 and earlier vintages. Plus don't overlook the region's more affordable reds—including Barberas, Dolcettos and Nebbiolos—and its range of delicious whites from traditional and international grape varieties.

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