2009 Vigneto Brunate Andrea Oberto

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 15%

Lovely nose of sweet lamb reduction, balsamic, leather, liquorice, red fruit and coffee. Palate is grippy lovely rich tannins, Earth, coffee, liquorice, meat juices, plums, mulberry with a delicious balsamic finish.
(Nov 2015)

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Very rich, almost 'burnt-edged'. Very very tannic on finish - but this is fabulously rich and intense and there is so much to come in the future which looks long and assured.

Oberto's 2009 Barolo Vigneto Brunate is striking. It brings together the very best qualities of the year and site. Dramatic and enveloping, the 2009 offers up layers of dark fruit, menthol, licorice, spices and tar. The power and breadth of Brunate comes through beautifully in this intense yet impeccably balanced Barolo. Brunate is of course considered one of Piedmont's greatest sites. Even in a warm year like 2009, the vineyard's personality is impossible to overwhelm. 2014-2027

Good deep red. Very ripe, musky aromas of plum, truffle, leather, menthol and brown spices. Ripe and sweet on entry, then on the dry side in the middle; not a particular vibrant or fruit-driven style. Finishes with good length and serious dusty tannins that avoid coming off as dry.

Smoke, meat, leather, black cherry. Tannins that wait until the end but have a stiff-brushed insistence to the finish. A powerhouse of a Barolo.

Aromas of ripe strawberries and hints of hazelnuts and chocolate. Full body, with silky tannins and a long finish. Firm and straightforward. Try in 2015.


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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