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2008 Vigneto Rocche Andrea Oberto

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 13%

The epitome of 'an iron fist in a velvet glove'? Certainly the most powerful and intense of the three 'crus', with layers of ripe, floral fruit, spice and tannins, and tremendous length. This will require patience.

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The 2008 Barolo Vigneto Rocche is as sumptuous and layered a wine as readers will find in this vintage. Today the Rocche is holding back much of its potential, but the pedigree is quite obvious. Silky tannins provide the backdrop for an expressive core of red fruit, flowers, spices, mint and roses in this beautifully delineated, classy Barolo. This is a fabulous showing from Andrea and Fabio Oberto. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.
94/100

0.8 out of 30 ha. 4,500 bottles. Riper smelling than the Brunate. Still fragrant, a little dusty. Touch of violets. Soft and rich and more rounded than the Brunate, more chocolatey. Less grip but still firm. Less elegant than the Brunate. Very very long and quite full. 2014-2022
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A small family run business based in La Morra, over sixteen hectares of vineyards and producing ten wines. The Barolos come from a production area encompassing eleven towns, including the famous 'crus' of Brunate, Rocche, and Albarella. The wines are beautifully focused and age well, although immensely approachable in their youth.

In the words's of Fabio Oberto:

"The Andrea Oberto winery’s origins are humble in fact everything began in 1959 when my grandfather bought a farmhouse in La Morra. At that time the farmers could not survive with just one crop, therefore, my grandfather earned a living growing peaches, grapes and raising cows. However in the family business there was enough work for everyone and this is the reason why my father, Andrea, when he became adult, decided to leave his family in order to start working for a big company as truck driver. Andrea came back to La Morra just in 1978 when his father died. He inherited the family’s land and he began managing the farm. Over the years wine has become a popular product and this encouraged many farmers, like Andrea to focus solely on vine growing. At the beginning part of the grapes was sold to cooperatives and another part was transformed into wine which was sold bulk to private customers. Devoting all of his time and energies in order to realize his dream, Andrea transformed a small farm into a wine company with sixteen hectares as well as a wine production of 100.000 bottles of prestigious wine which today is sold worldwide."

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