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Old Barolo: The 1996, 1989, and 1978 vintages (plus more)
April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Twin Cities Wine Education presents a special night of amazing Barolo
OLD BAROLO: THE 1996, 1989, AND 1978 VINTAGES
How often do you have the chance to try 40 year old Barolo? Much less side by side with a 29 year old Barolo (from the Cannubi Vineyard!) and a gem from the stunning 1996 vintage, at 22 years old?
Join us for a very special night of Barolo education and appreciation. These are wines made to go the long haul, and we’ll find out just how long in this special class.
“For most observers 1978 occupies a hallowed place among the legendary vintages in Piedmont. From a purely historical perspective 1978 is also a fascinating vintage to study because it is the last important vintage in which the wines were largely made with traditional methods, both in the vineyards and in the cellar. These wines pre-date the arrival of the more modern style of winemaking which in the 1980s would begin to change the way many estates vinified and aged their wines. A recent dinner in New York with a group of die-hard Nebbiolo fanatics provided a great opportunity to re-visit many of the vintage’s benchmark wines.”
We’ll start with an overview of Piedmonte and Barolo in particular (while tasting some great currently available wines). We’ll cover the history, topography, and travel ideas for the region.
Then we’ll move into the older gems, first discussing older wines and how best to handle and open them. After decanting we’ll serve and discuss as a group while learning more about Barolo. This will be a special night indeed.
Wines to be served:
1996 Mauro Molino Barolo
1989 Prunotto Cannubi Barolo (I remember having this in 2003 at Prunotto and it was incredible!)
1978 Baroncini Barolo
… plus a current vintage Barbera and Barolo during the first half of the evening.
Seating is obviously extremely limited.