2010 Barolo Rocche dell Annunziata

Voerzio; Roberto

94Average Score
Red
Bts
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0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£148.00
6x75cl
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0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£877.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Critic Notes

Voerzio's 2010 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is strikingly beautiful. This is the first vintage in which there is no Torgglione, and it shows in the wine's remarkable finesse, nuance and detail. The 2010 boasts striking aromatics and a weightless, utterly captivating personality supported by the finest, most silky Nebbiolo tannins imaginable. This is the Musigny of Barolo and a wine of total pleasure. Drink: 2020 - 2035

Score: 97-/100Antonio Galloni

The 2010 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata represents the first vintage that this single vineyard is bottled on its own (in the past, fruit from this vineyard was blended with the Torriglione cru). This wine is the sweetest of the bunch with bright cherry notes, even a touch of apricot, followed by soft, chewy tannins. The wine is luscious, supple and rich. This is the most immediate of Roberto’s new releases. Drink: 2017-2032. ||Roberto Voerzio started buying prized vineyard parcels in 1982 and has since amassed one of the most important portfolios of single-vineyards (15 parcels over totaling 12 hectares) in La Morra (with Sarmassa and a piece of Cerequio in the neighboring township of Barolo). He follows a unique winemaking philosophy that is somewhere on the spectrum between traditionalists and modernist, but Roberto himself brushes off these broad stroke categories with a shrug and a smile. “In the years between 2003 and 2007, my approach to oak changed over and over. I went from larger containers to smaller ones and back again to larger,” he says: “Ultimately no one really noticed. What is noticeable however is his non-interventionist’s approach. He uses ambient years without sulfites for the fermentations followed by spontaneous malolactic fermentations and does not filter. He also chooses different bottle formats to represent each wine (with a generous array of large format bottles) and sells them in meticulously numbered lots. Fossati was latest acquisition with 20 and 30 years vines. eRobertParker.com.July, 2014

Score: 91-/100Monica Larner
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Product details
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
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Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
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Drinking Window
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Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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