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Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 2010

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

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.

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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 Cerequio

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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.



Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 750 ml grams per liter

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