“The decision of one Langhe producer not to make a 2006 Barolo or Barbaresco shocked Piedmont — and the furore shows no sign of letting up. For this was not just any old producer, but one of the Langhe’s indisputable greats. Bruno Giacosa (above, photo by Decanter Magazine) announced last May that he would not bottle the 2006 vintage, but instead sell the wine in bulk to other bottlers. ‘There is nothing at all special about 2006: it falls short in every category — nose, typicity, structure,’ he said…”
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