Giacomo Conterno – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Giuseppe Mascarello – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Brovia – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Cappellano- A traditionalist producing classic, old school Barolo
Elvio Cogno – A traditionalist producing classic elegant wines.
Produttori del Barbaresco - – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Domenico Clerico – A modernist producing powerful wines closely tied to their terroir.
Giuseppe Rinaldi – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Bartolo Mascarello - A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Luigi Baudana (produced by Vajra) – Traditional wines that blend in some modernist softness and purity yet retain the rusticity and power of their terroir
Francesco Rinaldi – A traditionalist producing classic if sometimes delicate wines.
E. Pira - A straddler moving from more modern to more traditional producing elegant, refined, aromatic wines.
Gianni Canonica – A traditionalist producing exceptionally pure and transparent wines.
Elio Grasso – Another stylistic straddler producing surprisingly elegant and bright wines.
Cascina delle Rose - – A traditionalist producing classic wines.
Fratelli Oddero - A traditionalist producing classic, old school Barolo
Vietti – A winery that now straddles the line between modern and traditional, with wines that are elegant and perfumed.
Barale – A traditionalist producing classic, old school Barolo
Guido Porro – A traditionalist who coaxes tons of fruit from his vines that conceal big structure and rarely obscures terroir.
Rivella Serafino – A traditionalist producing classic old-school Barbaresco.
Cavallotto – A mostly traditional producer whose wines have been irregular but are true to their terroir
Massolino – Moving back to the traditionalist camp, these are fine, somewhat fruity and supple examples from Serralunga with a new Barolo from Castiglione that is a powerhouse in 2009.
Aldo Conterno – A straddler producing remarkably fruity wines that have significant terroir fingerprints and some classic Barolo character.
G. D. Vajra – Mostly a traditionalist whose wines are pretty and easy but lack some depth
Luciano Sandrone – More modern that not, these are well made wines that lack some complexity for me
Luigi Pira – A bit of a modernist with the rotofermenters wines that can make the wines seem over extracted and clumsy at times.
Josetta Saffirio – Modern approachable wines that are curiously fruity and on that level a success.
Cantina del Pino – A straddler producing elegant, delicate wines.
Tenuta Montanello – A straddler producing elegant wines where the oak seems a bit obvious.
Cordero de Montezemolo Monfalletto - A winery that produces fairly soft, modern wines using fairly traditional techniques. Their Enrico VI Barolo is a step above the rest of the wines produced here.
Marchese di Gresy – Another straddler where the use of oak can be inelegant
Scavino – A modernist producing soft, supple wines that lack some typicity
Elio Altare – A modernist producing light, perfumed wines that are very fruit forward.
Roberto Voerzio – A modernist producing powerful fruit driven wines.