Last visit in Barolo, Mascarello, ending with a bang, great precision, traditional winemaking at its best. Bravo.
Last stop of the day, Marengo, modern winemaking, breaking with tradition, French oak, good but not great, Brunate put me off, dry.
After lunch visiting Burlotto, very elegant wines, the Rayas of Piedmont, traditional to the bones, so far the best I tasted on this trip.
First tasting today at Cavallotto, true traditional Barolo winemaking, terroir shining through, beautiful wines.
Ending the day at Sandrone, impressive estate, lots of work to perfect the working environment, great wines as well, a modern classic.
Tasting the Brezza wines, 07-09, very impressive, traditional approach, I love it. Cannubi with great balance, bravo.
Conterno Fantino modern winemaking without tasting modern. Very nice. And what a view, highest point in Monforte D’Alba.
First day of tasting, attending the Nebiolo Prima. For Barolo wines are mostly 08&09 with occasional 07, plus 2003s. 08s are a bit vegetal in the nose but fresh in the mouth, 09 are round and easy, 07s are more complex, had some 06 as well, they were still brutally tannic. As for 03 maybe with the right meal they can be quite enjoyable, but I will not order them if they are on the wine list.