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2011 Roberto Voerzio Barolo ‘Brunate’

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    Roberto Voerzio
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Of the living winemaking legends in Piedmont, there are few quite like Roberto Voerzio. His fame is international, his philosophy uncompromising, and his Barolo wines seemingly eternal.

He does regularly and with conviction what few other growers would dare to do—whether it be a draconian approach to green harvesting or discarding wine deemed unworthy of the Voerzio name—and as a result, he has redefined the boundaries of what makes world-class Barolo.

His Barolo wines are deep and soulful, wonderfully juicy yet utterly refined, with flavours that tend toward riper, blacker fruits.

Voerzio wines should never be rushed, however, as they require at least five years in bottle before revealing their true nature. And there is no question that this true nature—suave, concentrated, textured—places Voerzio Barolo solidly in the ranks of Italy’s finest wines.

Tasting Notes

96 Points Antonio Galloni
The 2011 Barolo Brunate is one of the most tannic and vertical wines in the range, both attributes it has shown every time I tasted it prior to bottling. A powerful, brooding Barolo, the Brunate hits the palate with notable density and structure. Today, the flavors are understandably quite primary, but that just bodes well for the future. Voerzio’s Brunate is one of the most impressive wines of the year.

97 Points James Suckling
Fabulous aromas of strawberries, walnuts, cedar and flowers. Complex and captivating. Full body, fine yet chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Needs time to soften but a superb wine.

2011 Roberto Voerzio Barolo ‘Brunate’