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Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 2004

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Nebbiolo: Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 97 "The 2004 Barolo Cerequio has been nothing short of profound on the four previous occasions I have tasted it and it is equally superb now that it is in bottle. It flows from the glass with a beautiful, pure expression of roses, flowers, sweet spices and ripe red fruit. This richly-textured, sumptuous Barolo literally shimmers with fruit from start to finish."

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,314
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/26/2013

A nice lightly jammy wild cherry note spread over a cedar shingle that has that dry wood note of old grey wood greets the nose. This shows nice liquory red fruit, a little red curranty, in a smooth style with good clarity on the palate, nice acid cut and fine grained tannins that build on the palate. Fairly crisp, spicy strawberry fruit has to compete with lots of wood tannins on the finish, which is a bit short and fairly alcoholic, if filled with red fruits. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,314
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/12/2013

Sweet nutty and chocolate oak on the nose over floral hints with lots of fish sauce savoriness Fairly rich with a certain density this has a nice firm base but lacks some liveliness on the palate. The fruit is attractive with sour cherry notes and a little sweet hazelnut edge, dry and short on the finish, though the tannins are sweet, they are abundant. Attractive but the oak obscures too much at this point. 87pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,314
4.40 5
Vintage: 2009 06/26/2013

Four and a half glasses


4.50 5
Vintage: 2001 07/22/2008

2001 Vintage + Roberto Voerzio's best wine = One of the best Barolos on the market right? Not quite. Really deep red with dark hues in the glass, we have a very subtle nose that opens up really very slowly, once it does we have pretty nose of strawberries, cherries and flowers and again, a mineral quality. On the palate the wine is full bodied with surprisingly silky tannins, the wine is ripe but opens up really at the last minute. Today the wine is worth 94 points but I get a sneaky feeling this is one to leave another 5 years at least.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 07/22/2008

Great color to this Cerequio, very bright and tempting in the glass. The nose is utterly complex, I'm getting cherry jam, an earthy smokey quality, licorice, caramel, flowers and some spicy action too. The palate is especially fruity and very concentrated sweet flavours come through the entire palate experience, a thick and fruity wine with some gritty tannins on it, yet very pleasant. Warm and pleasing wine but from 2000 vintage not quite as great as I'd expected, but still very good.


Snooth User: otriarsi
2974736
0.00 5
Vintage: 2000 11/10/2009

5


Snooth User: Servio
59285417
5.00 5
Vintage: 2000 09/27/2010

Five glasses


0.00 5
Vintage: 1998 07/22/2008

Intense dark ruby red with garnet hues. Very giving with aromas of roses, plums and spicebox. Still quite tannic needing another 5 years the Barolo is a little sweet for my tastes. Very fruity and jammy it will certainly please others. Very rich this is a wine for superior foods and special occasions. Structurally excellent with an amazing length on the finish, just not to my personal tastes.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549168,948
3.00 5
Vintage: 1996 12/05/2010

The 1996 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio showed cigar box, leather, salty sea air, sour cherry fruit and hints of toasty oak on the nose. On the palate, I found jammy strawberry that started linear but turned expansive with softer fruits, tobacco and earth. The finish was long and palate-staining with drying tannin at the close. I believe this bottle is a year or two away from its drinking window but a little too extracted for my tastes. (90 points)

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External Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio

External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2014

A red with dried-berry and spice character plus hints of flowers. Full body with integrated tannins and a savory finish. This needs two or three years to soften: try in 2017. James Suckling.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2014

The 2010 Barolo Cerequio is a stunner. Deep layered and absolutely impeccable the 2010 wraps around the palate with serious intensity and never lets up. In 2010 the Cerequio is surprisingly powerful with darker tonalities of fruit and more spice notes than normal. The sweet silky Cerequio tannins are there but there is a volume and breadth in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. This is a breathtaking Barolo from Roberto and Davide Voerzio. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

In theme with the qualities of this vineyard cru the 2009 Barolo Cerequio shows increased weight and structure. The wine is in no way heavy or flat. In fact it feels infused with remarkable energy and zest. Black fruit pipe tobacco licorice and dried mint find perfect integration. In the mouth the wines sheer power has been wrapped within a cloak of silky tannins. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035. - Monica Larner Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Vintage: 2008 05/15/2012

Loads of dark fruits with plums and berries and dark chocolate. Full and very intense, with a velvety texture and loads of flavors. Round and polished tannins. Dense and chewy. Fleshy, grows on you. Best after 2015. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml


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Vintage: 2008 05/08/2012

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 11/14/2013

Peach stone and dark fruits such as blackberries with a fresh basil undertone. Full body with refined tannins and a delicately fruity finish. Turns chewy and racy at the finish. Better in 2015. James Suckling.


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Vintage: 2006 11/03/2011

I really like the ripe plum and berry fruit that turns to almost dried dark fruits on the palate. Full and juicy, with round tannins. Yummy. Better after 2013. James Suckling. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2006 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml


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Nebbiolo: Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate 97 "The 2004 Barolo Cerequio has been nothing short of profound on the four previous occasions I have tasted it and it is equally superb now that it is in bottle. It flows from the glass with a beautiful, pure expression of roses, flowers, sweet spices and ripe red fruit. This richly-textured, sumptuous Barolo literally shimmers with fruit from start to finish."

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