Daily Wine 7/6/2017

Andrea Oberto 00
Notes of tobacco, dried flowers, and faint cherry. Powerful and firm structure balanced by moderate acidity.

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.
Here lies the complex world of the Barolo DOCG

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