Fabio Oberto Barolo Riserva 2008 DOCG is 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 south-eastern side of the municipality of La Morra, which was planted with Nebbiolo vines about 70 years ago. The grapes from which this Barolo Riserva is made come from this vineyard. Hand-picking takes place in October, with a normal ripening cycle, and the grapes are transported to the winery for processing immediately after hand-picking.
After destemming and light pressing, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled steel tanks using spontaneous fermentation. The expansion then takes place in large Slovenian oak barrels and lasts 36 months. After all, the Riserva is 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 potential for expansion and develops its full potential over 20+ years.
The nose is elegant, ripe, suggestive, with everything that Nebbiolo has to offer: macerated flowers, aromatic herbs, small red fruits, subtle spices and an earthy note. On the palate, a admirable continuity, silky tannins flanking a spicy-tart vein that permeates the wine, driving it relentlessly into the exemplary mineral finish. Fabio Oberto Barolo Riserva 2008 DOCG is a Barolo with great elegance, harmony and excellent aging potential. This reserve is ideal with roasts, red meats and mature cheeses.