After a successful inaugural auction, which raised 660,000 euros for 17 charities, the second
edition will take place in Piedmont, Italy, streaming live to New York City by Fondazione CRC on October 28, 2022 at a gala in Midtown Manhattan. This exciting auction allows international bidders access to rare and highly coveted Barolos that were previously only available for purchase in Italy.
“The Barolo En Primeur event represents an initiative of highly scientific, educational and human value,
capable of combining various aspects: the promotion of the wine–growing area, of which the vineyard is
the mainstay, research with in–the–field teaching, and the important social aims pursued by the CRC
Foundation,” explained Lanati.
In addition to the 15 barriques, this second edition will include participation from wine producers of the
Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Dogliani Consortium, who will auction a selection of the
most prized bottles of Barolo and Barbaresco coming from prestigious villages of both
appellations, which include 10 lotti comunali (seven lots of Barolo 2021 from different Comuni
(municipalities) and three 2021 Barbaresco lots).
“The Barolo en Primeur charity event is not only of great historical and social importance but is also
highly significant for the Barolo wine sector, which is projected at an international level,” added Matteo
Ascheri, President of the Consortium for the Protection of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and
The 300 bottles from each barrique and the bottles from the wineries will be ready in 2025, following the
mandatory aging process for Barolo, and will be numbered and marked with a label specially created by
an internationally renowned artist. This is a unique opportunity for wine connoisseurs, collectors,
investors, and philanthropists, who are invited to take part in an international charity initiative that
showcases one of the most world–renowned Italian wine appellations, its values of quality and
sustainability, its territory, and the good causes that will benefit from it.
Ahead of Barolo en Primeur 2022, Antonio Galloni, who tasted the wine of each barrique, will publish
his tasting notes in Vinous Media, so that potential bidders can read his opinion about how these rare
wines capture the essence of Barolo and of the Gustava Vineyard, and their long ageability.
“The event offers collectors an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a philanthropic initiative of
great importance and to benefit from a barrique of Barolo of the 2021 vintage, obtained from a specific
parcel within a historic vineyard,” noted Antonio Galloni, Founder & CEO, Vinous. “Bidders should be
encouraged by the rarity of the wines, the specially commissioned works of art and charitable causes,
and all this contributes to making this initiative truly special.”
Information on how to take part in the auction can be found at www.fondazionecrcdonare.it