Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche Dell'Annunziata Torriglione 2007

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"The 2007 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata/Torriglione is a bit more taut and focused than the Cerequio yet it too reveals tons of finesse and class... 94-97" WA 3/2010 "White truffles and red fruits all over. Full and silky, with loads of fruit in the back palate. Juicy and wonderful. Love it. Powerful style. Great depth. Hard not to drink it, but built for aging...96" JS 5/11

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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 Rocche Dell'Annunziata Torriglione

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/07/2011

The 2007 Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata/Torriglione is one of the more reserved wines in this line-up. Stylistically it is a touch leaner and more focused than the rest of Voerzio's 2007s. Fragrant dark cherries, minerals, mint, pine and spices emerge... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Voerzio, Roberto Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata Torriglione 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2011

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Voerzio, Roberto Barolo Rocche dellAnnunziata Torriglione 750ml



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"The 2007 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata/Torriglione is a bit more taut and focused than the Cerequio yet it too reveals tons of finesse and class... 94-97" WA 3/2010 "White truffles and red fruits all over. Full and silky, with loads of fruit in the back palate. Juicy and wonderful. Love it. Powerful style. Great depth. Hard not to drink it, but built for aging...96" JS 5/11

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