Barolo, Riserva, 10 Anni, Fossati, Case Nere
Roberto Voerzio

Barolo, Riserva, 10 Anni, Fossati, Case Nere


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2011
3x75cl
DP
£663.61

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Broking
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2003
6x75cl
DP
£1,447.22

2004
3x75cl
DP
£609.61

2007
3x75cl
DP
£513.61


Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Riserva, 10 Anni, Fossati, Case Nere

2003
2004
2007
2011

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

A vineyard that will only be released after ten years in bottle. This is the estate’s first release. The ageing is the same as the rest of the Cru; two years in barrel, with an additional seven years in bottle. A quite extraordinary wine with a vivacity and life that belies the heat of the 2003 vintage. Intense sweet strawberry fruits, long mineral-infused summer berries; suave and smooth, this glides along the palate but at no stage is this cloying. Ripe red fruit, salt and minerals on the finish. Silky and refreshing. A stunner. 300 cases are produced.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
11/2013

Notes
(bottled during the third summer, like Voerzio's other Barolos, but held back for seven years in bottle prior to release): Good deep red, bright for a ten-year-old wine. Aromas of cherry liqueur, licorice, mellow nutty oak, menthol and exotic spices; clearly from a hot year but not cooked. Very smooth in the mouth, with superripe flavors of cherry liqueur, plum and prune. For all its plushness, good underlying energy gives it buns of steel. But today the wine's huge, drying tannins are tough going. This is already a notorious wine, as Voerzio chose this furnace-like vintage for the debut of this new riserva, which comes partly from young estate vines and partly from rented vines that the Voerzios farm. It's an essence of Barolo but today the wine's tannins are preventing it from really coming alive. I'd like to check back in on this in five or six years.

specifications

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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