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Oberto Barolo Vigneto Rocche 2000

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

There’s an obvious pop of wood on the nose that is followed by lovely sour cherry fruit backed up by rich leather and spicy BBQ sauce tones. The wood adds some vanilla here, and a measure of sweetness, but integrates quite well with air. Round in the mouth, with lovely freshness and acidity, this is flush with ripe tannins, precise chalky earth notes and fine mineral cut to the core of bitter cherry fruit. The finish is long, with a touch of pronounced bitterness yielding to sweet notes of lingering fruit, all presented with excellent focus. Another wine that rewarded time in the glass, this is drinking very well today and should reward a decade in the bottle. 92 points

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Andrea Oberto:
The story of Andrea Oberto might seem banal or sound like the classic yarn, told yet again, but I can assure you that every time I find myself telling people how my father came to be a winemaker, the expression on their faces is one of pure amazement. Not because my father started out in a particularly adventurous or exciting way, but because his story is so simple that it fascinates and astoun... Read more
The story of Andrea Oberto might seem banal or sound like the classic yarn, told yet again, but I can assure you that every time I find myself telling people how my father came to be a winemaker, the expression on their faces is one of pure amazement. Not because my father started out in a particularly adventurous or exciting way, but because his story is so simple that it fascinates and astounds people. For most of his life Andrea Oberto had two jobs: lorry driver and farmer. Indeed after a long, exhausting week of work, undoubtedly driven by his great passion for the land, Andrea would still find the energy to work on the three hectares of vineyards he inherited from his father. Part of the grapes from these vineyards would be sent to the local cooperative winery, while the rest would be turned into wine and sold to private clients by the demijohn. Nowadays the Andrea Oberto estate continues to be a family company, but the three hectares of vineyards have become 16, and the demijohns are now bottles (around 100,000) of fine wine which is exported all over the world. Andrea’s passion, however, has not changed: while other winemakers prefer to delegate the work in the vineyards, my father has remained faithful to the countryside, continuing to work the land with the same enthusiasm he has always had. My name is Fabio Oberto and I am Andrea Oberto’s son. I wanted to tell you how my father succeeded in fulfilling his dream, because his experience has taught me how much dedication and how many sacrifices were required to reach that sought-after “success”. I, and many of my generation – children of winemakers who, like Andrea Oberto, have dedicated their lives to this craft – have a great responsibility: that of continuing the work of these extraordinary people. People who never gave up when faced with difficulty or defeat, and who never lost faith in themselves or their passion for their work. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Oberto Barolo Vigneto Rocche

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,454
4.50 5
06/11/2013

There’s an obvious pop of wood on the nose that is followed by lovely sour cherry fruit backed up by rich leather and spicy BBQ sauce tones. The wood adds some vanilla here, and a measure of sweetness, but integrates quite well with air. Round in the mouth, with lovely freshness and acidity, this is flush with ripe tannins, precise chalky earth notes and fine mineral cut to the core of bitter cherry fruit. The finish is long, with a touch of pronounced bitterness yielding to sweet notes of lingering fruit, all presented with excellent focus. Another wine that rewarded time in the glass, this is drinking very well today and should reward a decade in the bottle. 92 points


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,454
4.60 5
12/16/2013

Four and a half glasses



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