2020 Barbaresco

by Angus Barcroft

The best examples have ‘volume, lushness and balance’ – Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter
‘The Sottimano family, led by siblings Andrea, Claudia and Elena, turned out some of the most brilliant wines I tasted for this report,’ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
2020 was an unforgettable year for winemakers in Europe. It proved to be one of the finest for growing grapes on record - outstanding growing conditions coupled with being forced to stay put allowed winemakers an unprecedented amount of time to work in the vineyard, with the results speaking for themselves.
In Barbaresco, the growing conditions throughout the year were ideal. There was a steady amount of warmth, but nothing too excessive, which brought much-needed ripeness to the fruit. This warmth continued into September (close to harvest) but by this point, the evening temperatures had started to cool down, creating that incredibly important diurnal range. A crucial climatic element for producing high quality Nebbiolo fruit.
Focusing in on our producers, Cigliuti & Sottimano, it becomes very evident that both have created one of their finest vintages to date. Indeed, both have achieved their highest scores yet from Antonio Galloni. Having tasted them ourselves, we would heartily agree. They are stunning!

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Aldo Fiordelli – Decanter

The best examples have ‘volume, lushness and balance’

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