Lovers and students of Barolo, watch for the July arrival of Barolo MGA, an authoritative 408-page “vineyard encyclopedia” by Alessandro Masnaghetti, publisher of the Italian wine journal Enogea. The book’s level of detail is extraordinary, with over 200 shaded, graphical representations of the vineyards, statistics on surface acreage and altitude for each cru, information on exposure and soil types, and maps of plots owned by each producer. This bilingual edition includes text in both English and Italian. Signed copies ($80) are available for pre-order at rarewineco.com.
Reviewed in W&S April 2015.