2009 Barolo Brunate Roberto Voerzio

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Average critic rating : 96.0 points



The 2009 Barolo Brunate shows the deft hand of its creator. This wine is amazingly focused and precise. Its aromatic elements are presented in startling detail: Spice, pencil shavings, small berry fruit, leather and tar compete for your attention. The elegance and finesse felt in the mouth is superb. Hold off from drinking this beauty for five years or more. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. ||The wines of Roberto and Davide Voerzio offer a fitting conclusion to this tasting of Piedmont’s best red wines. These are stunning wines that capture, head on, the beauty of the 2009 vintage. They remind us of the dazzling heights achieved by the Nebbiolo grape. Wine Advocate.June, 2013

Azienda Agricola Roberto Voerzio is an Italian wine producer based in La Morra, in the heart of the Langhe area of Piemonte. The winery is known for producing top quality Barolo from some of the most prestigious vineyard sites in the region. In addition to Barolo, Barbera d’Alba, Dolcetto and Merlot are also produced at a very high level. The winery philosophy is simply to have the greatest respect for nature. No chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides are used at all in the vineyards and vines are pruned heavily in the winter, leaving only 5-8 buds per plant. During the growing season the vineyards are maintained meticulously with heavy green harvesting, pruning and leaf thinning, resulting in a very small but high quality production. The yields at Roberto Voerzio are said to be the lowest in the region. In the winery, fermentations are carried out as cleanly as possible with only native yeast being used and no use of additives that can alter the flavour profile of the wine. All of the wines are bottled unfiltered in order to maintain their intense flavour concentration, though they are known to be bright, elegant and light on their feet stylistically. The winery recommends a minimum of 5-6 ageing in the bottle before they are opened; however, they will evolve over 2-30 years if kept in optimal conditions. The production at Roberto Voerzio is limited; with 20 hectares under vine, only 40,000-60,000 bottles are produced depending on the harvest. With remarkable pedigree, massive ageing potential and consistently high scores from James Suckling and Antonio Galloni, the Barolo from Roberto Voerzio is not to be missed.

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