Barolo, Cerequio
Roberto Voerzio

Barolo, Cerequio, 2012


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2012
75cl
DP
£228.20

2012
75cl
DP
£228.20


Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Cerequio, 2012

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

A clean crystalline nose, there is great vim and vigour on the palate. Brilliant and pure this bursts with juicy, fresh red cherry and strawberry fruit, gripped but firm but sweet tannins, finishing on notes of sweet garriguettes, cherry stone and loganberry. Stunningly vital. One of the historic single vineyards of La Morra, south-facing and planted at 300 metres above sea level on sandy clay soils. On average 300 cases per year are produced.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
03/2016

Notes
The 2012 Barolo Cerequio is arguably the most complete of these wines, as it brings together aromatic complexity, dense fruit and fabulous balance. All the elements flesh out in a rich, sumptuous Barolo endowed with real power and depth, yet there is plenty of the nuance that distinguishes Cerequio. There are a number of terrific wines in this lineup, but the Cerequio is the wine that seems to be the most dialed in today. With time in the glass, the intensity of both fruit and tannin simply continues to blossom.

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country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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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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