Barolo, Sarmassa
Roberto Voerzio

Barolo, Sarmassa, 2013


Destination

vintage


portfolio

Portfolio
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2013

1.5L

DP

£458.09


2013

1.5L

DP

£458.09


2013

3x1.5L

DP

£1,374.28


2013

3x1.5L

DP

£1,374.28


Broking

Broking
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2013

3x1.5L

DP

£959.08



Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Sarmassa, 2013

2013

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Roberto Voerzio, Barolo, Sarmassa, 2013

A very small plot next to Cerequio situated at 220 to 240 metres altitude. As the Voerzios have tiny holdings here there is not enough wine to fill the large casks so, unlike the other crus, the wine is aged only in small oak barriques, 25% of which are new. Velvety and suave, alluring forest and hedgerow berry fruit with hints of damson and plum, a complex, refreshing touch of salt on the finish. Gripping and powerful but so stylish and seductive. Sheer beauty.

Maturity:
Keep
ABV:
15%
95+/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Roberto Voerzio's 2013 Barolo Sarmassa soars out of the glass with statuesque beauty and striking precision. Bright and nuanced, with terrific verve, the 2013 has so much to offer. It just opens beautifully. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 is uncharacteristically tightly wound. Bright acids and sinewy tannins need time to resolve. Available only in magnum.
Date Reviewed:
10/2020

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Allergen Information:
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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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