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Erbaluna - Barolo DOCG Rocche Dell'Annunziata 2016 Erbaluna - Barolo DOCG Rocche Dell'Annunziata 2016

Erbaluna - Barolo DOCG Rocche Dell'Annunziata 2016

Complex, seductive, age-worthy.

Single Bottle:

$125.00
In stock

Type:Red

Varietal:Nebbiolo

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%

Region:Piedmont

Country:Italy

Tasting Notes

The 2016 vintage in Barolo is celebrated for its uniformity, akin to the exceptional 1996 and 2006 vintages. Andrea Oberto's ROCCHE DELL'ANNUNZIATA vineyard shines here. Its complex nose boasts tar, liquorice, dried plums, and Brazilian tobacco. Despite its potency, the wine retains refreshing acidity and excellent, fine-grained tannins. This youthful wine promises extended aging potential, making it a standout in this remarkable vintage.

Technical Info

Brand:Erbaluna

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:IT-BIO-006

Country of Origin:Italy

Serving Temperature:15-17°C

Sugar Residual:0.4 g/l

Drink By:2028

Wine Ageing:24 months in large oak casks

Winemaking Style:Traditional

Harvest:Mid-October

Winemaking:The wine undergoes an 18–24 days fermentation with a floating cap, pumped over 4-6 times a day, followed by a slow 24-month ageing process in 30-33-hectolitre barrels.

Viticulture:Single Vineyard Rocche dell'annunziata Calcareous and clayey soil, with a silty-loam texture, with a slight prevalence of sand over clay and a generally important presence of silt. South/South-easterly exposure.

Food Pairing: Mushroom risotto, White truffle dishes, Osso buco, Roasted beef, Rib-eye steak

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Erbaluna

Erbaluna, a name synonymous with tradition, character, and charm, represents the Oberto family's cherished winery. Like many wineries in Piedmont, the Obertos have embraced modernization while preserving their deep-rooted traditions. New fermentation tanks have been introduced to enhance the extraction of fruit, aromas, and color, resulting in shorter maceration times. The wines exhibit a well-structured tannin framework, now finely woven, making them more approachable in their youth while retaining their aging potential. These wines offer an optimal price-quality ratio, outshining many conventional Barolos of similar quality at higher prices. The Rocche dell'Annunziata vineyard, in the heart of Barolo's epicenter in La Morra, is a prized possession of the Oberto family. Their Barolos' remarkable aging potential continues to captivate us, especially when we uncork an old vintage from our collection.

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