Barbera d'Alba, Riserva, Pozzo dell' Annunziata
    Roberto Voerzio

    Barbera d'Alba, Riserva, Pozzo dell' Annunziata,

    Destination

    vintage

    Roberto Voerzio, Barbera d'Alba, Riserva, Pozzo dell' Annunziata, 2010

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Roberto Voerzio, Barbera d'Alba, Riserva, Pozzo dell' Annunziata, 2010

    The sensual, refined nature of this Barbera make it compelling and moreish to drink now, however this is a Barbera that ages beautifully as the estate's very youthful 96s and 97s will attest to. Linear, salt-flecked, smooth redcurrant and berry fruits. Focused, intense and no heaviness. One of the most special Barbera bottlings there is. A blend of wine from the Pozzo and Annunziata vineyards both in the La Morra commune. The vines aren’t particularly old, averaging 20 years; however, the extraordinarily high planting density makes for microscopic yields, only half a kilo per vine. Aged in 30% new oak for a year and a half.

    ABV:
    15%
    95+/100
    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2010 Barbera d'Alba Pozzo is stunningly beautiful. Violets, lavender, dark cherries, plums, tobacco and menthol all flesh out in an aboslutely impeccable, gracious Barbera loaded with class and elegance. Striking in its perfume and totally sexy, the 2010 impresses for its pedigree, class and nuance. In 2010, the Barbera was aged half in barrel and half in barrique, which gives it a much more classic feel than other recent vintages. The 2010 boasts great depth, intense color and fabulous overall balance. What a marvelous wine this is! The Pozzo is only available in magnum.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2014

    specifications

    country:
    Italy
    region:
    Piedmont
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    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Roberto Voerzio

    Roberto Voerzio

    Roberto Voerzio is undeniably one of the stars of Piedmont and a Barolo producer with a world-wide following, his philosophy is a simple one; from the healthiest lowest-yielding vines, in the greatest plots, come the very finest wines. His vineyard management is meticulous and covers hard pruning, green harvesting, pruning, and leaf thinning which, together with his policy of having high planting density, result in an exceptionally small production. The yields are the lowest in the region, 500g of fruit per vine for the crus and even 1kg per vine for Dolcetto and Barberas - the yield of most top growers' best Barlo Crus. In the winery Roberto's vision is to make the purest expression of Nebbiolo as possible. Fermentations are with wild yeasts, extractions are very gentle using the light "pumping over" technique, elevage takes place in both french oak with a maximum of 30% new, both large casks and barriques. The wines are an exquisite mix of intensity and lightness, measured concentration and bright juicy, moreish flavours. The Voerzios are not afraid to reject a cuvée either, if hail or a fermentation deviation prevents quality from being tip top, as with Cerequio in 2011 and La Serra in 2006. Some of Italy's greatest wines.

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