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Even among connoisseurs, the vineyard designations of Barolo and Barbaresco cause confusion again and again: Is this now an official Cru? Or is it just a fantasy name on the label? Our overview provides clarity.

The 1961 vintage marks a special date for Barolo and Barbaresco: In this year, wines were produced for the first time whose grapes came from a single vineyard. The Prunotto wine estate brought a Barolo from the Bussia vineyard as well as the Barbaresco Montestefano to the market, and Vietti brought its Barolo Rocche di Castiglione. This was remarkable because it had been a proven tradition so far to bottle the wines as a cuvee of different vineyards. Single-vineyard wines are a relatively new phenomenon in Barolo and Barbaresco. The overview of the wines of these appellations currently tasted by Marcus Hofschuster including ratings can be found in the BEST OF Barolo and BEST OF Barbaresco.

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