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Barbaresco Riserva 2016 vintage report plus top-scoring wines

Aldo Fiordelli reports on the 2016 Riservas finding a five-star vintage with some outstanding wines especially when exploring the various MGAs.

Nebbiolo is properly considered one of the grape varieties with the longest growing season.

The 2016 vintage, according to the consorzio for Barolo, Barbaresco, Alba, Langhe and Dogliani, ‘was certainly one of the longest-lasting vintages in recent years’.

It’s possible to see in this the complexity achieved by the Barbaresco Riserva 2016 wines.


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for Aldo’s top-rated Barbaresco Riserva 2016 wines


Though the Barolos from this vintage won’t be released for another year due to differing minimum ageing requirements, producers are now releasing their Barbaresco Riserva from the 2016 vintage.

The 2016 season


Aldo’s top-rated Barbaresco Riserva 2016 wines:


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