Barolo, Sarmassa
Roberto Voerzio

Barolo, Sarmassa, 2008


Destination

vintage


Broking

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2008

3x1.5L

DP

£1,459.22



Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Sarmassa, 2008

2008

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Sarmassa, 2008

Brooding initially but it soon opens up offering perfumed, smooth, dark hedgerow fruit flavours, bursting with a sweet freshness, a fine combination of liquorice spice and red berries; dense but svelte. Long, echoing sweet, spiced fruit on the finish. Sensational. Sarmassa is on the same hill and has the same exposure to the sun as Cerequio but is just over the border in the Barolo commune as opposed to La Morra. Only bottled up in magnums, a mere 700 magnums have been made.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13%

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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