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Roberto Voerzio Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba Priavino 2005

Member Review by Eric Guido:

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Everything has its time and place. I am completely convinced that the Tanzer rating on this wine is a mistake as the tasting notes don't even come close to what's in this bottle but like I said, everything has it's time and place. The nose shows blackberry jam, vanilla, black licorice and molasses. You expect to take a sip and be confronted by a big styled dolcetto... but no. The palate is grape jelly, slightly sweet, with lots of acidity and a finish that's too short to even call it a finish. This is grape juice with a kick. Time and place, I could see this as a summer sipper at a BBQ that's served slightly colder than the average red wine.

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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

Member Reviews for Roberto Voerzio Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba Priavino

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549176,241
2.00 5
01/31/2010

Write your review here, and rate the wine from 1 to 5 glasses above.Everything has its time and place. I am completely convinced that the Tanzer rating on this wine is a mistake as the tasting notes don't even come close to what's in this bottle but like I said, everything has it's time and place. The nose shows blackberry jam, vanilla, black licorice and molasses. You expect to take a sip and be confronted by a big styled dolcetto... but no. The palate is grape jelly, slightly sweet, with lots of acidity and a finish that's too short to even call it a finish. This is grape juice with a kick. Time and place, I could see this as a summer sipper at a BBQ that's served slightly colder than the average red wine.


0.00 5
07/22/2008

Intense dark purple colour in the glass verging on black. Superb and strong notes of cherry, dark fruits, licorice and hints of tobacco on the nose. Very pungent nose that mellowed over time. Surprising light bodied on the palate, tannic and drying with a short, sharp finish that lasted only 3 seconds. The wine improved after several hours of decanting, but only a little.


Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
3.50 5
01/02/2013

Three and a half glasses




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