DOLCETTO DIANO D'ALBA
2013 Vigneto Vantrino Albarella Andrea Oberto
(20% aged in oak, special selection from older vines) Lovely intensity of spicy blackberry, black cherry, fleshy, palate has lovely grip, rich saturated violets, blackberry, tannic sinew, hedgerow and touch of oak on the finish. L&S (Nov 2015)
*Case Price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
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."
Bright purplish crimson. Scented dark fruit – blueberry and cherry. Super-gentle but deep tannins. Luscious but nicely dry on the finish. GV Drinking range: 2015 - 2019 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Nov 2015)
Lightly toasty aromas and black cherry fruit. Ripe plum and cherry flavours balanced by sweet oak. Decent acidity with finely grained tannins. (Recommended Dolcetto 2013). Drinking range: 2015 - 2017 Rating: 16.5 Decanter Magazine (Jul 2015)
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