Published just one year ago, Alessandro Masnaghetti’s magnificent Barolo MGA, The Barolo Great Vineyards Encyclopedia has already changed how the world thinks about Barolo.

Now, with the release of Barbaresco MGA, The Barbaresco Great Vineyards Encyclopedia, he has done the same for Barolo’s sister region.

Twenty Years in the Making
Educating the world about the mysteries of Piemonte is nothing new for Masnaghetti. Over the past few years, he has published a renowned series of maps of the individual villages of Barolo and Barbaresco.

The maps are unparalleled in their detail and the amount of new information brought to light. Collectively, they’ve been called the greatest wine maps ever created ... anywhere .... at any time.

But now his books are bringing even more information into focus, in an equally compelling form. 

Like Barolo MGA, his new book on Barbaresco is, in Alessandro’s words, “a unique and indispensable work.” It is a detailed and fully documented photograph of the vineyards of Barbaresco. But of course it is much more than that. It is a compilation of all the information he has unearthed over the past 20 years, as he unlocks the mysteries of why Barbaresco’s hillsides produce such profound wines.

The book includes seventy 3-D maps that show the contours of the vineyards. There are four detailed analyses of the individual townships, along with 66 fact sheets on each individual cru. A glossary demystifies over 500 place names, brand names and historic zones. There is an index of Barbaresco producers, along with contact information. Just one edition is being published, with text in both Italian and English.

This handsome 250-page hardcover volume should grace the library of anyone who loves Barbaresco.

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