‘Thank you very much for the incredible work that you have done describing the wines of our region’ – Poderi Aldo Conterno
I am delighted to announce the publication of my 2020 Piemonte Report. This is the largest initiative I have ever published, whether in book format or online, and I hope that it enlightens Piemonte lovers like never before.
With 121 estates featured (28 fewer than last year because I have culled underperforming estates with consistently low scores), just under 1400 wines tasted and no less than 112,000 words of tasting notes, this body of work is the result of exhaustive tastings in Piemonte and London over the last six years.
As every year passes, I include another layer of notes, releasing them as an evolving vertical analysis of the finest estates in both Barolo and Barbaresco. I include a handful of Barberas and Dolcettos, too, and this year I have included over 100 reviews of wines from the terrific and soon to be released 2016 vintage.
My annual Piemonte Report differs from my other Reports – Bordeaux En Primeur, Burgundy En Primeur and 100 Best Australian Wines – because these are all annual Reports featuring snapshots of current release wines, while Piemonte concentrates both on new releases and also older vintages, too.
It is my intention that this Piemonte Report becomes a valuable database of tasting notes for those of you who are, like me, wholly captivated by the majesty and wonder of the last great wine region in the world.