Fresher cherry, raspberry and plum with floral violet nose, palate has zip bright fresh acidity, nice berry fruit core, decent length and weight.
L&S (Nov 2015)
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Considerably more characterful and exciting is the Dolcetto d'Alba 2014 from the specialist producer Andrea Oberto: Vivid purple colour, lots of sappy chewy character, lovely crunchy fruit on the palate - very good indeed
Harry Eyres (Sep 2016)
Dense plum fruit on the nose, almost Malbec-esque. Ripe and generous but squared off by high acid and finely sandy tannin. Very savoury, bitter cherry finish.
16 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jul 2016)
Back in the 1950s, this small, family-run business couldn't survive with just grapes: cows and peaches also provided income. When Andrea took over in the late 1970s, he transformed the farm into a 16ha wine property. Sweet red cherry and floral aromas on the nose lead into herbal and sweet and sour cherry fruits on the palate. Pure, fresh, juicy and crunchy with enough complexity to match up with a nice piece of meat.
Christelle Guibert, Decanter (Jul 2016)
The name Dolcetto 'little sweet' for this Piedmont grape variety often strikes us as a bit of a misnomer. It may be sweet smelling in a fruity, floral way, but this wine is typical in the way its cherry and slightly blueberryish aromas become dry on the palate, with a herbal, sour-cherry tang. The good news is that it makes Dolcetto food-friendly: it loves a bit of meat to get its metaphorical teeth into.
87 www.thewinegang.com (Apr 2016)
Andrea Oberto: Full Wine List and Profile
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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