Early harvest reports indicate a highly successful vintage across Italy, in par with the 1997 vintage, although with lower yields.
in the Langhe (Barolo & Barbaresco) wine region, the 2007 vintage is yet another good year continuing the unprecedented run since 1995, giving soft sunny wines that should be enjoyed in the medium to long term; wines to be drunk while we wait for the more profound 2006s & 2004s to come round; wines that should charm consumers even in their youth.
The lack of winter snow, warm April, yield reducing hail & dry summer resulted in an early harvest, perhaps favouring the fresher wines of Barbaresco. 2007 acidities were kept bright thanks to significant diurnal differences during the month leading up to harvest. Barolo was arguably more successful in producing age worthy wines in 2008, 2006, 2004, thanks a more balanced season and normal harvest.