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Barbaresco 2019 vintage report: 40 wines to try

Plenty of concentration in these 2019s is 'a breath of fresh air after the light 2018 vintage,' according to Aldo Fiordelli in his report on the latest releases from Barbaresco.

More elegant and less powerful in style, Barbaresco suffered much more in the lean 2018 vintage than Barolo. The hail and downy mildew, for those who were affected by it, further complicated things. In 2019, patchy hail was present again. Angelo Gaja, for instance, did not produce his estate’s top selections, Sorì San Lorenzo and Sorì Tildin. Although Angelo was not convinced, his sons persuaded him to blend the Sorì into the Barbaresco.

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top Barbaresco 2019 wines

Aldo’s top Barbaresco 2019 recommendations:

Wines tasted in February 2022 in Alba at the annual Nebbiolo Prima event, the vintage preview organised by Consorzio Albeisa

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