Scarpamania! 1999 Barbaresco ‘Tettineive’

We all can’t keep our mitts off the 1999 Scarpa Barbaresco. It’s drinking like a dream right now; those once imposing tannins have lost their edge, but all that structure remains. Even a curmudgeon would open his or her heart to this wine now.

The weather in Piemonte has finally gotten chilly; you can’t quite smell the snow in the air, but you can imagine in a month all the tetti of Neive covered with neve….