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A great barolo with complex aromas, silky tannins, elegance and harmony. A Barolo with an excellent tendency to age.
The Oberto family owns a vineyard on the southeast side of the municipality of La Morra, which was planted with Nebbiolo vines around 70 years ago. The grapes from which this Barolo Riserva is made come from this vineyard. Hand-picking takes place during a normal ripening cycle in October and the grapes are transported to the cellar for processing immediately after hand-picking.
After destemming and light pressing, fermentation takes place in a temperature-controlled steel tank by means of spontaneous fermentation . The aging takes place in large Slovenian oak barrels and takes 36 months. After all, the Riserva will be stored in the bottle for another 26 months before it goes on sale. This Barolo Riserva is then ready to drink immediately, but it has a high expandability and develops its full potential over 20+ years.
The nose is elegant, ripe, suggestive, with everything that the Nebbiolo has to offer: macerated flowers, aromatic herbs, small red fruits, fine spices and an earthy note. One shows up on the palate Admirable continuity, silky tannins flank a spicy-sour vein that permeates the wine and inexorably drives it into the exemplary mineral finish. A barolo with great elegance, harmony and an excellent tendency to age. This Riserva goes perfectly with roasts, red meat and mature cheese.
The producer: Fabio Oberto
Fabio Oberto worked from an early age in his father Andrea's winery and learned from him on the way that, in addition to the manual skills, he should practice the profession of winemaker, love and passion for nature and live in harmony with it and working is essential to produce sustainable and high quality wine.
A few years ago, Fabio stood on his own two feet and founded the La Collina di Dioniso winery. Like his father's, the winery is located in the Barolo municipality of La Morra and Fabio has taken over the family's vineyards there, which are mainly planted with middle-aged Nebbiolo vines.
Although Fabio has only been an independent winemaker for a few years, his authentic wines have already attracted my attention. He lets himself be guided by his passion for the local wine culture and tradition in order to produce wines that are sustainable but will also represent the future of the Piedmontese wine landscape. Fabio is one of the so-called young winemakers who will have a decisive influence on the wine scene in Piedmont.