It is impossible to talk about Barbaresco without mentioning its more well-known neighbor, Barolo; which often causes Barbaresco to be unfairly relegated to a ‘bridesmaid’ role. Like Barolo, Barbaresco must be made from 100% Nebbiolo, and aged for a specific length of time before release. Traditionally regarded as the more ‘feminine’ style, today stylistic differences are less evident, due to greater winemaker influence. In this masterclass we will look at some of the sub-zone characteristics within the appellation, as well as icon producers featuring Gaja, who virtually single-handedly brought the profile of Barbaresco to the wine world.
Panelists: David Messum,