2013 Roberto Sarotto Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

2013 Roberto Sarotto Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

Johan Axlund

"Lovely savoury characters, dark cherries on the nose. Great palate with a long finish."

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Lovely savoury characters, dark cherries on the nose. Great palate with a long finish."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $80.00 per bottle
43% OFF
$49.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $12.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

This could be the best value Barbaresco in Australia.

Roberto Sarotto's wines have been massive hits in recent years, but this wine sets a new benchmark, winning the Trophy for 'Best in Show' at one of the world's largest wine shows, the Decanter World Wine Awards.

How did it win the gong and land 97 points? Well, there's a lovely mix of rose and dark cherry fruit, an absolute ocean of tannins and then a long finish.

Expert Reviews

97 Points - DecanterLight to medium garnet red with a hint of fawn. Graceful and expansive aromas , suggesting poised ripeness and ample ageing: soft cranberry and pomegranate, with some wild-mushroom and forest-copse richness. Soft, settled, balanced and refined Barbaresco, yet the amplitude of the vintage gives it a wealth and a richness of contour which will see it age effortlessly for at least another decade. 2018-2028.'

Tech stuff

14.0
Piedmont
2013
Cork
Cellar to 2028
750ml

How's it taste?

This Barbaresco is a complex wine, whose nose has a distinctive hint of roses and violets. With its deep ruby red color, it has a refined and smooth taste and has aromas of ripe plum, liquorice, spices and chocolate. Soft tannins give a particular sensation of sweetness and a long, velvet finish

How was it made?

This Barbaresco is a complex wine, whose nose has a distinctive hint of roses and violets. With its deep ruby red color, it has a refined and smooth taste and has a slight aroma of ripe plum, liquorice, spices and chocolate. Soft tannins give a particular sensation of sweetness and a long velvet finish. Excellent for serving with red meat courses and cheeses, but also as a sipping wine.

Place of Origin - Neive, Treiso (Barbaresco DOCG) Colour - Ruby red with an orange glow Grape - 100% Nebbiolo Exposure/Altitude - South, South-West at 270-300 metres altitude Training System - Guyot Soil - Limestone/Clay/Marlstone Training System - guyot Density - 5000 vines per hectare Yield per hectare - 7000kg Harvest Time - End of September, early October Vinification Process - Maceration with further fermentation that lasts for 10 days. Ageing - 2 months in stainless steel tanks before 14-15 month in oak casks, then a further 15 months ageing in bottle and tank. Wine released at 4 years post vintage. Alcohol - 14.0%

Who made it?

Robero Sarotto estates is a family run company and has always been part of the wine world, with a strong belief in traditional values, but at the same time not afraid to take new ways. They can be considered "local pioneers" in the wine field, having lived and worked the land and making wine in the region in the region since the late 1700s. The family continued to make wine and the business underwent expansion from 1870 to 1930-40. During these years, the family specialised in the production of Dolcetto, exporting it in bulk in wooden barrels as far away as England in the early 1900's. The export market was lost with the war, and the vineyards were later decimated by phylloxera. From 1950 Luigi Giovanni's son, Angelo, continued working the vineyards, and new varieties, including Moscato, Freisa and Barbera, were planted, but the grapes were sold to dealers until the early 1980's, when Angelo's son, Roberto, graduated from the local wine-making school. Since 1991 all the grapes grown on the estates have been vinified in the winery, and the range of wines produced was extended in the same year with the purchasing of a 20 hectare farm in Barolo wine-growing area.

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