Roberto Voerzio founded his winery in 1986 in La Morra, in the heart of the Langhe region - renowned for its legendary vineyards. From humble beginnings - just 2 hectares – Roberto has consistently added to his vineyard holdings and now boasts vines in the most prestigious and historic crus for the production of Barolo including La Serra, Brunate, Cerequio, Sarmassa, Rocche dell'Annunziata and Fossati. In addition he produces Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Merlot.
Since the beginning Roberto has spent up to 15 hours a day in the vineyard, taking great care of each individual plant to make sure they have the correct treatment. No chemical fertilizers, weedkillers, fungicides or other substances are used that can interfere with the vegetation cycle of the vines or ripening of the grapes and tight planting means low yields and wines of intense concentration. Year on year this care pays off, creating healthy, ripe grapes rich in sugar, aromas and texture characteristics which transfer into the wine. Roberto and his team work in an equally traditional way in the cellar, with total simplicity at every stage from vinification to bottling, with no interference, letting the diversity of each terroir emerge and giving each vineyard the chance to make its own wine. Bottled without filtration, Roberto’s wines are at their peak after 5-6 years ageing but can last well into their 20s and 30s.
It’s rare to find a man of such capabilities and success who is also extremely humble – but fortunately the wine trade seems to attract (or produce?) more than our fair share: Roberto is a great example.
|Red||2003||Barbera Pozzo Dell Annunziata
|Red||2004||Barolo Riserva Fossati Case Nere
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