2011 Andrea Oberto

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 14.5%

( 5 vineyards all around the winery, age varies from 20-25 years old, aged 100% in barriques, 40% new ) Nice intensity, Earth, cherry, meat, liquorice, palate has grip, but lovely weight, rich tannins, silky ripe cherry and plum fruit, liquorice, balsamic, coffee.
(Nov 2015)

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Full body, with velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Lots of good fruit and polished tannin texture. Plenty of walnut and berry aftertaste. Drink or hold.
92/100 (Apr 2015)

Beautifully polished, bright nose of red cherry, cranberry, tar, mocha with some floral notes. Palate is direct and rich with good red berry, cherry, some sweetness, ripe tannins, floral, some wood notes, great acidity and drive through the finish.
(Mar 2015)

Oberto's 2011 Barolo is a pretty entry-level offering to drink over the next few years, while the contours remain soft and inviting. Crushed flowers, cinnamon, sweet red berries and a dash of French oak flesh out on the mid-palate. This pretty, beautifully balanced Barolo from Oberto makes a good introduction to both the year and vintage.
88/100 (Mar 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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