11 September 2017

Grand Degustazione 2017, La Morra

The degustazione took place last Sunday in the town of La Morra, one of the eleven Barolo communities in Provincia di Cuneo.

We normally attend the degustazione and this year was no exception.  The Barolo presented was from the 2013 vintage which was not a memorable one to say the least.

We estimate at least 10% of the Barolo offerings that should have been left at home to rest.   Hopefully, the 2014 vintage next year will be better.

As our habit, we made appointments with some of the presenters to taste their offerings in private tastings in their respective cantinas.  This year, however, we decided to choose the last producer to visit from the wine that was offered at this year's tasting.  We visited Enzo Boglietti, Silvio Grasso, Cascina Ballarin and Saglietti.

We will give you the results over the next week or so.  We were quite pleased with the wines that were offered by the producers in their facilities.  We got to taste some of the 2017 Dolcetto that had just started its fermentation at one of the producers.  More about this when we write about our visit to his facilities.

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