2018 Rocche dell'Annunziata Andrea Oberto

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 15%
Vineyard Rocche dell'Annunziata

Andrea's parcel of this esteemed vineyard is now over 35 years old. Lying at 260 metres, it is a sandy spot - classic for La Morra - and this soil is a key factor in the lift and soft charm that you find in the wines from here. More grace and reserve than the Albarella. More closed for know at this early stage, but so full of promise and intrigue. Deep red fruit. Good lift and some green herb and cooking spice too. There is a perfume of purple blossom too - delightfully scented and delicate in the background. Another great result here - this is a wine you just want to drink - almost immediately! L&S (Mar 2023)

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The 2018 Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata is a classic wine from this La Morra site. Red flowers, cherry, mint, spice and orange peel are all beautifully lifted. The 2018 offers a compelling mix of energy, aromatics and mid-weight structure. The Rocche is a bit ethereal today, but all it needs is time in bottle to be at its most expressive. Drinking range: 2023 - 2033 Rating: 93 Antonio Galloni, (Feb 2022)

Andrea Oberto

A small family run winery and vineyard based in La Morra, The Obertos have sixteen hectares of vineyards and produce a brilliant 'village' Barolo from La Morra itself - as well as two other Barolos from different top 'crus' in this sought after village - Rocche dell'Annunziata in La Morra and Albarella in Barolo, just above Cannubi. The wines are beautifully focused and age well, although immensely approachable in their youth as there is a deliciously juicy and generous feel that runs through all the wines.

The winery’s history dates back to 1959, when Andrea's father bought a small-holding and farmhouse in La Morra. At that time farmers could not survive with just one crop, and so he earned a living growing peaches, grapes and raising cows. However, in the family business there was not enough work for everyone and so Andrea, decided to leave the farm and started working for a big company as truck driver. He came back (thankfully!) to La Morra in 1978 when his father died, inheriting the family’s land and taking on the management of the farm.He soon began to focus solely on vine growing. At the beginning the grapes were sold to cooperatives or even to friends and family. Andrea's talents soon became clear, he was a natural with a deft hand and a great palate. The small farm quickly morphed into a wine company with sixteen hectares of their own wines and a brilliant cellar.

When we visited the family in the Autumn of 2021 Andrea was rightfully full of optimism and enthusiasm. On the subject of these latest releases Andrea tells us that because of some recent big ticket vintages proving great hits with the press, it is hard to throw the spotlight of lesser celebrated years - however good they are! But we can confirm Andrea has not put a foot wrong and these latest releases are pure joy.

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