2012 Andrea Oberto Barolo


“A full and rich Barolo with generous fruit, yet always the tone and structure to the wines of this great producer. Firm and silky textured tannins. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold.” – James Suckling
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100% Nebbiolo

Location: La Morra and Barolo

Characteristics: South-west exposure, clayey and calcareous soils. Classic Guyot method with medium-short trimming.

Age: varies, with the oldest being 60 years old

Size: 3.2 hectares, 4,000 stock/Hectare

Harvesting period

About 13,500 bottles

manual harvesting of ripe grapes in 20-kg perforated crates through a careful selection of the bunches, transfer in the cellar, grape crushing and destemming within hours; thermo-controlled fermentation at around 32 degrees Celsius, with often and soft pump overs. Long maceration of the marcs (about 300 hours); racking in wood casks, where the natural malolactic fermentation takes place.

24 months in oak casks, 2 months in stainless steel vats, and 6 months in bottle.