Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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i t A l Y : bA rolo T he 2012 growing season started with a colder and wetter winter than average, with cool temperatures lasting through April. e ven going into m ay, the fluctuations in temperatures and rain delayed flowering. Warmer weather in June and July aided in ripening, yet growers had to contend with hail throughout the summer. e ven after an uneventful s eptember, when harvest began in o ctober, it was a worrisome affair. g rowers who tended their vines with precision have created a set of wines that will thrill us for decades to come. i t's in this set of releases where we have found a number of gems that are worthy of your cellar. Looking Forward to 2013 Ask any winemaker in b arolo or b arbaresco, and you'll watch their eyes light up. n ever have i witnessed such overall excitement over a single vintage, including the tempting words we are receiving from the media. Wet, humid and warm in the spring, 2013 could have been a catastrophe, yet the return to optimal weather through summer and fall created what many believe was a perfect vintage. ✦ Winemakers in Piedmont had their work cut out for them during the 2012 growing season. However, those who put in the time reaped the rewards. a gains T a ll o dds: 2012 b arolo

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