2013 roberto voerzio, barolo, cerequio
Why We're Buying
Roberto Voerzio has always maintained an uncompromising vision for his wines. It's why his Barolo is the gold standard in Piedmont. Take his Barolo Cerequio, for example. The grapes come from one of the elite vineyards in La Morra, where the vines are 35+ years old and hand-harvested. After aging in three separate systems, this Barolo justifies its triple-digit price tag.
The 2013 Barolo Cerequio is soft, delicate and understated, with a creamy expression of fruit, silky tannins and exceptional overall balance. Sweet floral notes, bright red stone fruits, mint and cinnnamon give the wine its aromatic lift and presence. The only thing the 2013 is missing is the fruit intensity and exuberance of the very best years. Today, the Cerequio comes across as not fully formed and still recovering from its bottling about two months before this tasting. It will be interesting to see if more vineyard signatures develop over time.