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Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate 2009

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

A rich explosive wine the 2009 Barolo Brunate hits the palate with masses of dark fruit pine menthol wild herbs cloves and new leather. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for this stunning structured Barolo. The 2009 Brunate has class and pure pedigree to burn. When I was younger I didn

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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

External Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A rich explosive wine the 2009 Barolo Brunate hits the palate with masses of dark fruit pine menthol wild herbs cloves and new leather. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for this stunning structured Barolo. The 2009 Brunate has class and pure pedigree to burn. When I was younger I didn


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Loads of roses and dark fruits such as ripe wild strawberries. Full body with perfectly integrated tannins that are chewy yet polished. The fruit balance is wonderful. Clearly outstanding. Better after 2015. James Suckling.


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

A rich explosive wine the 2009 Barolo Brunate hits the palate with masses of dark fruit pine menthol wild herbs cloves and new leather. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backdrop for this stunning structured Barolo. The 2009 Brunate has class and pure pedigree to burn. When I was younger I didnt really get the Brunate but as I have gotten older my appreciation for this wine has grown. This is one sexy Barolo from Roberto and Davide Voerzio. Drink 2019 - 2034 Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/21/2014

Good full medium red. Complex expressive nose offers redcurrant licorice brown spices wild herbs and dried flowers. Large-scaled deep and powerful for Brunate but with terrific definition and enticing minty lift to the red berry and spice flavors. Beautifully balanced Barolo with strong tannic structure and resounding length and grip. I love the combination of power and sweetness on display here. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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