Producer: Roberto Voerzio
Roberto Voerzio is one of the most acclaimed wine producers in Piedmont. His Barolo wines are highly prized at auction and are known for being ripe, rich, and less tannic and oaky than many other examples of the famous appellation.
Roberto Voerzio is regarded as an arch modernist, but this is more evident in the style of the finished wine rather than the methodology behind it. Macerations are typically 15 days, which fits into the traditionalist camp and, although Voerzio currently uses small barriques for aging, he has stated a desire to return to his previous practice of combining barriques with larger oak casks.
First planted in 1952, the vineyards in the Rocche dell’Annunziata and Torriglione plots are particularly special, due to their calcareous soils, which contribute to the incredible elegance of this iconic Barolo. The must is macerated with the skins for two weeks, allowing for greater color extraction. The wine is matured for two years in a combination of new and used oak barrels, and refined for at least three years in the bottle before being released.
Tasting Notes: Intense, deep, ruby-red in color, this outstanding Barolo offers intense aromas of violets, small berries, red currants, spices, pepper, chocolate, and tobacco. Medium-bodied and focused yet delicate with silky, fine-grained tannins framing a superb and creamy texture. Its long and refined finish caresses the palate. One of the greatest Barolos from La Morra. A Wine Spectator 100-point wine (Vintage 2000).
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol percentage: 14.5%