Alberto Voerzio Nebbiolo Duo
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The 2017 Alberto Voezio 'La Serra' Barolo received a 93pt score with James Suckling -'abundant ripe red cherries with attractive, sweet florals and spicy notes. The palate has plenty of sweet fruit presence and a round, juicy and very approachable finish.'
Young rising star Alberto Voerzio has achieved great success in his organic winery since 2006. Very low yields, long traditional fermentations with tight temperature control and two year ageing in 25% new French oak contribute to these award winning barolo’s. No commercial yeasts, enzymes or activators are added and only minimum amount of sulphur is used. The wines are bottled unfiltered. Alberto naturally farms 4 hectares in the historic cru area ‘La serra’ of La Morra .
Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region. A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.
Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.
Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.