Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate DOCG
Concentrated and intensely ruby red in color, this superlative Barolo offers complex aromas of super-ripe red currants, raspberries, and cedar beautifully integrated with mineral notes, mushrooms, mocha liqueur, smoke, eucalyptus, and pepper on the nose. Very delicate in the mouth, it is succulent and chewy, yet smooth. Wonderfully defined and firm, it finishes with big, ripe tannins and very good length. An outstanding Barolo, massive yet polished.
$400.00 / Bottle $4,800.00 / Case
In 1987 Roberto Voerzio decided to leave his family's wine business and strike out on his own. With the help of his wife, he undertook the slow and arduous task of purchasing and leasing some of the best vineyards for first growth Barolo.
One of the hallmarks of Voerzio’s viticultural practice is the meticulous care and attention he lavishes on each vine. Cultivation methods are simple: fertilization is carried out by hand so that the health of each plant is individually addressed. This establishes a perfect equilibrium in the vineyards and allows for uniform maturation of all the vines. High density planting, a trade mark of Voerzio’s vineyard management, translates into extremely low yields. His Barbera vineyards are planted with up to 3,240 vines per acre, and his Nebbiolo vineyards at 1,618 vines per acre. For some of his flagship wines Roberto Voerzio often harvests only a couple of grape clusters per vine.
This extremely attentive approach to viticulture has earned Roberto Voerzio numerous accolades, and his wines are considered authentic masterpieces, sought-after by collectors and wine lovers worldwide.
This Barolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo from the Brunate vineyard. The vines are planted at a density of 1,620 per acre and the grapes are harvested in late September. The wine is aged in a combination of 1/3 new and 2/3 used French oak barriques for two years, and it is refined for one year in tank before being bottled.