2016 was the perfect year, at least in Italy’s Barolo wine country

2016 was the perfect year, at least in Italy’s Barolo wine country

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THE star grape in Italy’s northern Piedmont is nebbiolo, named for the misty fog that drifts over the hills at harvest time, when aromas of white truffles and fermenting wine fill the air. It’s the Italian equivalent to Burgundy’s pinot noir, as important to the region as cabernet is to Napa Valley.