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Roberto Voerzio Brunate Barolo 2007

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"Voerzio’s 2007 Barolo Brunate emerges from the glass with super-ripe fruit, kirsch, flowers and hard candy. Bright, high-toned aromatics meld seamlessly into an intense, opulent core of fruit. This kaleidoscopic Barolo is hugely promising...94-97"WA 3/2010

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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 Brunate Barolo

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/19/2015

Roberto Voezio's Barolo's are some of the most remarkable wines you will ever taste. Voerzio is best known for fanatically low yields, which translates into deep concentrated wines with amazing long life. Though often lumped in with the modern school in Barolo, Voerzio takes his greatest inspiration from the masters of the traditional school, including Bruno Giacosa, Giovanni Conterno and Beppe Rinaldi. Voerzio manages 21 acres of vineyards in La Morra, an area renowned for producing the most approachable, supple Barolos, including six different plots – Sarmassa di Barolo, Pozzo dell’Anunziata, La Serra, Brunate, Cerequio, and Capalot. This wine from Cerequio is 100% Nebbiolo. The vines are planted at a density of 1,620 plants per acre, and the grapes are harvested in late September. The wine is aged in a combination of 1/3 new and 2/3 used French oak barriques for two years, and it is refined for one year before being cellared for one additional year in bottle. With 95+ across the board, The Wine Advocate scored it 98 points saying "Voerzio’s 2007 Barolo Cerequio is a wonderful counter to the virile, imposing Brunate. Sweet red fruit, flowers and menthol are woven into a nuanced, textured fabric of notable class and elegance. The Cerequio possesses dazzling inner perfume, silky tannins and phenomenal length. It is a stunning, beautifully articulated Barolo blessed with tons of intensity and compelling overall balance. A final burst of red berries informs the long, explosive, perfumed finish. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027."


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

The 2007 Barolo Brunate is likely to leave most tasters speechless. It is a fabulous, deeply-pitched, totally seamless Barolo of the highest level. The richness and depth of the fruit is almost obscenely opulent. Dark cherries, plums, licorice and me... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate 750ml


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

A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml


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

Voerzio's 2007 Barolo Cerequio is a wonderful counter to the virile, imposing Brunate. Sweet red fruit, flowers and menthol are woven into a nuanced, textured fabric of notable class and elegance. The Cerequio possesses dazzling inner perfume, silky ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 750ml



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"Voerzio’s 2007 Barolo Brunate emerges from the glass with super-ripe fruit, kirsch, flowers and hard candy. Bright, high-toned aromatics meld seamlessly into an intense, opulent core of fruit. This kaleidoscopic Barolo is hugely promising...94-97"WA 3/2010

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