2011 Brunate Andrea Oberto

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 14.5%
Vineyard Brunate

Beautiful intensity damson, cherry, spice and liquorice, aromatic with nice flesh. Palate is super rich, bags of damson, cherry and blackberry fruit, some sweetness, rich and mouthfilling, ripe rich tannins, spice, anise.
(Nov 2015)

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Wonderful length to this red with plum, hazelnut and light chocolate character. Full body, velvety tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Lingering finish. Hard to decide if 2011 is better than 2010. Better in 2019.
96/100 (Apr 2015)

Again less pronounced than the straight Barolo, dark cherry, floral spice, wood smoke, tar, blackberry and a mineral undercurrent. Palate is powerful and rich, with a seam of mineral running through, dark fruit, wood notes, touch animal, savoury, but with good fruit extract, full ripe grippy tannins, amazing length.
(Mar 2015)

The 2011 Barolo Brunate is unusually forward and open in this vintage. Translucent and soft, the 2011 is laced with attractive scents of dark plum, cherry, spice and wild flowers. This is a pretty Barolo, for Brunate the 2011 lacks a bit of punch and the depth that is typical of wines from this hallowed site. Sadly, this is the last vintage of the Brunate here, as Oberto lost the lease.
90/100 (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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