Daily Wine 7/6/17:
Andrea Oberto – Vigneto Albarella – Barolo DOCG – 2000
- Barolo DOCG wines are always 100% Nebbiolo from the Cuneo province in Piedmont, Italy.
- Albarella was planted in 1974 and faces southwest with clay soils. This is in the commune of Barolo and is 10 hectares in size. It is a cooler site and extends along the northwestern slopes of the legendary cru, Cannubi.
- Grapes are all harvested by hand through a careful selection of bunches of overripe grapes. They are fully de-stemmed and crushed with a long maceration on the skins.
- Aging lasts for 24 months in all new barriques, 2 months in stainless steel vats, and 6 months in bottle prior to release.
- Andrea Oberto is based out of La Morra, a commune within the Barolo region, but sources from crus, or vineyards, throughout.
- La Morra is situated on soils formed 12-7 million years ago during the Tortonian era. These have more calcareous marl.
- The Tanaro River flows through Piedmont and provides an moderating influence.
- Pair this with duck and chicken confit.