Scoring 18+ Dionysian Points, with 13.5% alcohol, and costing under $20 back then, the 42 year old 1978 Prunotto Barolo, served with lasagna, was wonderful!


Prunotto has long been one of my favorite Barolo producers, making the wine in the Italian traditional style. Worth every penny, even the newest ones, Barolo needs 15 years to come into its own perfection.

Road tar, dried rose petal, and perfectly balanced, the Nebbiolo grape shows its best  at Monforte d’Alba in Northern Italy. I shun away from the newer ones  that are done on French oak and with higher alcohol.  They tried to change their style to please our uneducated palate; better that we learn what the world enjoyed for centuries.  In Vino Veritas.