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Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata Torriglione 2008

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"The aromas to this are captivating with rose petals and blueberries and incense. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long finish that caresses yet stimulates my palate...97" JamesSuckling.com 07/12 "The 2008 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata/Torriglione impresses for its silky tannins and overall textural finesse. It shows striking mid-palate richness and gorgeous inner sweetness to match its beautifully delineated, expressive bouquet. Stylistically it is a bit on the masculine side, but very beautiful just the same. Layers of flavor build to the huge, dramatic finish. The Rocche presents a very classic aromatic and flavor profile backed up by serious heft and structure. It is the sweetest and most seductive of the 2008s. Readers will need to be especially patient, though. The Rocche shuts down hard in the glass. It won’t be an easy wine, but those who can wait will be handsomely rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033...96" WA 04/12

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Roberto Voerzio:
This now cult status winery was established in 1986, when a young Roberto Voerzio decided to leave the family business to make wine on his own, with the support of his wife Pinuccia. The estate began with just two hectares (5 acres), but years of patient and diligent negotiations were rewarded with the acquisition of some of the most prestigious and historic crus in La Morra for the product... Read more
This now cult status winery was established in 1986, when a young Roberto Voerzio decided to leave the family business to make wine on his own, with the support of his wife Pinuccia. The estate began with just two hectares (5 acres), but years of patient and diligent negotiations were rewarded with the acquisition of some of the most prestigious and historic crus in La Morra for the production of Barolo as well as excellent vineyards for varieties such as Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot. At Roberto Voerzio, an almost fanatical attention and dedication is lavished on each and every vineyard, vine and cluster. High density planting (6,000/8000 vines per hectare), short winter pruning (leaving just 6-8 buds per plant), a green harvest in mid-July (reducing the bunches by more than 50%) and a second thinning-out in mid-August (during which each cluster is reduced in size by cutting off the bottom part and leaving just the full, more concentrated upper section) translate into drastically reduced yields, at little as 500 g per plant for the most prestigious vineyards. Roberto Voerzio’s viticultural philosophy is simple: work the vineyards with the utmost respect. No chemical fertilizers, weed-killers, fungicides or other substances are utilized. Weeds between vineyard rows are removed manually and each individual vine is fertilized by hand using cow manure or humus, depending on the specific needs of the plant. A non-interventionalist philosophy is applied in the cellar as well where fermentation takes place naturally (without yeast inoculation) in stainless steel tanks. After the malolactic fermentation is complete (also in stainless steel), all the wines except Dolcetto are aged in wood, using a combination of large oak casks and small French oak barrels. Nothing is added and the wines are not filtered. This meticulous approach both in the vineyards and cellar has granted Roberto Voerzio countless accolades and admiration from wine enthusiasts around the world, each bottle a masterpiece of authenticity. “The wines of Roberto Voerzio are often (mistakenly) categorized as “modern.” We don’t produce modern wines. Perhaps the approach we take in the vineyards could be considered progressive, but it’s really nothing new; growers in other parts of the world have been applying the same methods for years.” – Davide Voerzio Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/roberto-voerzio/ Read less

Editorial Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata Torriglione

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,719
4.50 5
06/26/2013

Filled with aromas of dark ripe fruit that have a bit of a sweet wild cherry coulis aspect to them are topped with meaty, balsamic, and dried beef perfumes. This is tight and slightly austere, very 2008 in character with nice acids and structural integration, though a little vegetable bouillon appears on the midpalate. This is integrating the wood fairly well, considering the powerful style here and the finish shows great length and good complexity. 91pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,719
4.60 5
06/26/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata Torriglione

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Voerzio, Roberto Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata Torriglione 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/15/2012

The 2008 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata/Torriglione impresses for its silky tannins and overall textural finesse. It shows striking mid-palate richness and gorgeous inner sweetness to match its beautifully delineated, expressive bouquet. Stylistically... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Voerzio, Roberto Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata Torriglione 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Big rich and concentrated nose but Nebbiolo comes through. Such power and ripeness! Same richness but not without grip and focus. Powerful and certainly not shy. Almost too rich for me. Lay down and forget for quite a while. 17/20 (WS) Jancis Robinson.



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"The aromas to this are captivating with rose petals and blueberries and incense. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long finish that caresses yet stimulates my palate...97" JamesSuckling.com 07/12 "The 2008 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata/Torriglione impresses for its silky tannins and overall textural finesse. It shows striking mid-palate richness and gorgeous inner sweetness to match its beautifully delineated, expressive bouquet. Stylistically it is a bit on the masculine side, but very beautiful just the same. Layers of flavor build to the huge, dramatic finish. The Rocche presents a very classic aromatic and flavor profile backed up by serious heft and structure. It is the sweetest and most seductive of the 2008s. Readers will need to be especially patient, though. The Rocche shuts down hard in the glass. It won’t be an easy wine, but those who can wait will be handsomely rewarded. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033...96" WA 04/12

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