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2003 vintage guide for Italy Piedmont


Deep, bold reds with high levels of alcohol and in the best cases balanced with ripe fruit. Full-bodied whites

Weather Conditions

It was the earliest harvest for 200 years in Piedmont. Piedmont also suffered from excessive temperatures and no rain over the four summer months. Autumn in Piedmont, as in most of northern Italy, were characterized by lower temperatures, balancing sugar, acidity levels and aromatic profile.
‘The change in climate in September was a godsend,’ says Giovanni Minetti.
Thanks to the climate change the results are considered very good, and even better than 1997 and 2000. Production levels were up by about 5%.

Best Appellations

Barolo and Barbaresco from top producers

Best Producers

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