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2002 vintage guide for Italy Piedmont

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An average year, the best of which will be a relatively elegant style of Barolo and Barbaresco

Weather Conditions

Rain, hail, cool temperatures and wind wiped out many of Piedmont’s top productions. Although Piedmont was badly hit, Nebbiolo did fairly well due to Indian summer conditions that allowed them to ripen reasonably. Search out the Barolos and Barbarescos from better estates.

Best Appellations

Barolo and Barbaresco

Best Producers

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