2011 Langhe Merlot Vigneto Fontanazza Pissotta

Voerzio; Roberto

93Average Score
Red
2017-2030
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£594.00
Bts
-
4 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£102.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Drinking window
2017-2030
Critic Notes

Voerzio's 2011 Merlot is soft, silky and nuanced from start to finish. Sweet herbs, tobacco, plums and leather are all woven together in a supple, accessible Barolo built on a total sense of balance and class. Even though this is clearly Merlot, there is also plenty of the house's signature textural elegance. The Merlot is a bit of a rare bird in this range, but it more than holds its own, even served after all the Barolos. Mar 2015, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2017-2026

Score: 93-/100Antonio GalloniDrinking Window: 2017-2026

Fruit forward on the nose, could almost be in Pomerol as plums and dark fruit leap from the glass. Then it’s classic Piedmont as secondary notes of herb, and spicy, leathery notes take over. Glides across the palate; this is silky, opulent and rich but balances with a freshness of acidity and perfectly judged tannin that keep everything perfectly balanced. Open, inviting and seamlessly put together by a master craftsman. A wonderful expression of the grape. Jul 2017, FINE+RARE, Drink: 2017-2030+

Score: -/FINE+RARE Tasting NoteDrinking Window: 2017-2030
F+R Opinion
Roberto Voerzio - "Throw Away The Rulebook"
F+R visits the radical winemaker of Barolo Radical Viticulture – Bringing Forward the Harvest Date In the vineyard Roberto Voerzio harvests his grapes up to a month earlier than his neighbours! For Roberto, the autumn fog, cold weather and rain is to be avoided at all costs believing this results in a loss of power and fruit purity. In order ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON September 19, 2019
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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a high-scoring collection of magnums from Roberto Voerzio; signed, personalised and enormously collectable... FINE+RARE are extremely proud to offer an exclusive ex-domaine selection, direct from Piedmont’s legendary Roberto Voerzio. We have secured three back-vintage selections in magnum format, each representing one of Voerzio’s rarest cuvées: Barbera Pozzo Annunziata, Barolo Sarmassa and Barolo Capalot e delle ...
ON February 24, 2017
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** ** Does Voerzio epitomise 'Fusionist' winemaking gripping Barolo? Famed for his unique style, miniscule yields and fanatical attention to detail, Roberto Voerzio is a must-have producer for any serious fine wine collector. With only 22 hectares under vine and extremely limited production on these plants (restricted down to 5 bunches per vine), these wines are some of the rarest in ...
ON May 4, 2018
Roberto Voerzio hosts Fine+Rare Event at Luca Restaurant
Roberto is such a calm and measured man, but even he could not hide his excitement over his latest 2019 vintage as he arrived in London buoyed by the latest harvest. Fortunately we managed to tear him away from his latest batch of fermenting wines for a flying 24 hour visit to host a special event presenting some of the ...
BY Gavin Smith,
ON October 25, 2019
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Roberto Cipresso is a winemaker with a reputation for extreme marginal winemaking; he is determined to push the boundaries of how and where it is possible to produce wine. We made his acquaintance after being introduced to him by the team at Venissa, the unique vineyard located in the Venetian lagoon. Venissa is just one of Roberto’s many winemaking consultancies, with ...
ON March 15, 2019
Product details
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2017-2030
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
-
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2017-2030
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