Italian wine reviews (tasted through June 2020)

Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast since May 2013. Below you will find a recap of the reviews of the month with the score given by Kerin to each wine. You can find all the complete reviews in winemag.com

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Check out my latest reviews: (247 wines) Barbaresco, Etna, Chianti Classico and more

blind tasting Kerin O'Keefe

Italian wine reviews (tasted through May 2019)

Check out my latest reviews: (196 wines) Barbaresco, Verdicchio, Lazio, Alto Adige and more

blind tasting Kerin O'Keefe

Top 20 of the Month

Italian wine reviews (tasted through October 2018)

Check out my latest reviews: (260 wines): Barbaresco, Gattinara, Ghemme, Sardinia, Irpinia and more

blind tasting Kerin O'Keefe

Top 20 of the Month

Italian wine reviews (tasted through July 2017)

Check out my latest reviews (172 wines): Barolo 2013 (2nd round), Barbaresco 2014, Sicilia and more

blind tasting Kerin O'Keefe

The Beauty of Barbaresco

One of Italy’s greatest wines is finally getting the attention it deserves. We take you through the vintages, the communes and the bottles you need to buy.

© Paolo Tenti | The town of Barbaresco

Made with 100% native grape Nebbiolo, you’ve probably heard that Barbaresco is one of Italy’s greatest wines. Yet for many years, it’s also been Italy’s most famous unknown red: even though fine wine lovers had heard of it, until recently, many passed it up for Barolo, its larger, more renowned neighbor (also made entirely with Nebbiolo). But thanks to a new generation of winemakers embracing more natural farming methods that have led to even higher quality, and the denomination’s unique micro-climate that encourages freshness and balance even in the hottest vintages, wine lovers are discovering that Barbaresco is a world-class wine in its own right. And the recent, widespread fascination with Nebbiolo and Piedmont has further helped shine a light on the denomination.

Read the article: The Beauty of Barbaresco

Angelo Rocca (1948–2012): Barbaresco’s free thinker

The adventurous producer of some of Piedmont’s most acclaimed wines, Angelo Rocca was also a much-loved and respected figure in the region, says Kerin O’Keefe.

© Paolo Tenti | Monica, Angelo and Daniela Rocca

Celebrated Barbaresco producer Angelo Rocca, of the family firm Albino Rocca, died on October 8, 2012, in a plane crash.

Angelo Rocca’s small yellow plane had become a fixture in the skies above his home village of Barbaresco, and friends say he was a passionate pilot who also enjoyed cars and motorbikes.

Read the article: Angelo Rocca (1948–2012): Barbaresco’s free thinker