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Andrea Oberto

Andrea Oberto

Andrea Oberto started out as a truck driver. Back in 1959, when the family bought the farmouse, they culitvated multiple crops in order to make a living.  When his father died unexpectadly, Andrea began managing the farm. After a full day of work Andrea Oberto found energy to work the three hectares of vineyard he inherited from his father, and one day he decided to be a farmer full time. The 3 hectares have become 10, and to this day it’s still Andrea who’s running the show!

Andrea Oberto behind his wines

“93 points for the classic Barolo is more important than the 95 points for Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata” – Andrea Oberto

During my last visit with Andrea Oberto, Robert Parker had just released his tasting notes of the 2016 Barolo’s. His Barolo’s scored very well, but Andrea was particularly happy with his classic Barolo “93 points for the classic Barolo is more important than the 95 points for Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata”.

Winemaking

Andrea Oberto practices what I like to call Sustainable Winemaking. He has an immense respect for the land, and wants to focus on quality over quantity. This includes green harvest in the vineyard, in order to achieve the highest quality. He uses small barrels (barrique) for the aging of his wines.

Andrea Oberto Fun fact

Andrea Oberto loves Barbera. He makes 3 different ones, each one with different amounts of oak.

Andrea Oberto loves Barbera

Wines

Wines available in:
Switzerland
UK
USA

NB: Andrea Oberto is not the same as Fabio Oberto.

Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata

Andrea Oberto Rocche dell'Annunziata Bottle Image

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata
Grape: 
100% Nebbiolo
Classification: DOCG
Number of bottles produced: 3 800
Color: deep ruby red, hints of pale orange
Fragrance:
floral and spicy
Taste:
forward tannins, balanced
Food pairing:
red meat, strong blue cheese

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Ageing: 26 months in barrique
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

VINEYARD: Rocche dell’Annunziata

Soil:  sandy
Exposure:  southeast

Barolo Arbarella

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Barolo Arbarella
Grape: 
100% Nebbiolo
Classification: DOCG
Number of bottles produced: 5 200
Color: bright garnet red, orange tint
Fragrance:
bark, tobacco, dried flowers
Taste:
fine structure, powerful, good acidity, easy drinking
Food pairing:
braised meat, roasts, flavored cheese

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: 24 months in barrique
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

VINEYARD

Soil:  clay
Exposure: southwest

Barolo

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Barolo
Grape: 
100% Nebbiolo
Classification: DOCG
Number of bottles produced: 16 000
Color: garnet red
Fragrance:
fruity, tar, leather
Taste:
complex, fruity, firm structure
Food pairing:
roast, truffles, aged cheese

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: 24 months in barrique
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months

VINEYARD

Soil: clay and limestone
Exposure: southeast

Barbera d’Alba Giada

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Giada
Grape: 
100% Barbera
Classification: DOC
Number of bottles produced: 5 500
Color: deep purple with ruby edges
Fragrance:
dried plum, blackberry, espresso bean
Taste:
good acidity, balanced, dry finish
Food pairing:
filled pastas, red meat

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: 20 months in barrique, new oak
Minimum aging in bottle: 6 months in bottle

VINEYARD

Soil: clay and limestone
Exposure:  southeast

Barbera d’Alba San Giuseppe

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: San Giusepppe
Grape: 
100% Barbera
Classification: DOC
Number of bottles produced: 6 000
Color: deep, brilliant purple
Fragrance:
generous oak notes, spices, cherries
Taste:
firm acidity, savory, red fruit
Food pairing:
appetizers, aged cheese, pasta

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: 12 months in second passage barrique
Minimum aging in bottle: 

VINEYARD

Soil: clay and limestone
Exposure:  southwest
Year of plantation/age of plants: 
Date of harvest: 

Barbera d’Alba

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Barbera d’Alba
Grape: 
100% Barbera
Classification: DOC
Number of bottles produced: 24 000
Color: deep ruby red
Fragrance:
well-integrated oak, ripe berry, fruit preserves
Taste:
ripe berries
Food pairing:
appetizers, medium aged cheese

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: 4 months in third passage barrique
Minimum aging in bottle: 

VINEYARD

% of Grape/Cépage: 
Soil: clay and limestone
Exposure:  southwest

Langhe Nebbiolo

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Langhe Nebbiolo
Grape: 
100% Nebbiolo
Classification: DOC
Number of bottles produced: 9 500
Color: garnet ruby red
Fragrance:
fruity, hints of violets
Taste:
warm and firm, long finish
Food pairing:
fresh pasta, red meat

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Method:
Temperature:

Length:
Aging: 6 months in wood and stainless steel
Minimum aging in bottle: 2 months

VINEYARD

Soil:  clay and limestone
Exposure:  southeast
Year of plantation/age of plants: 
Date of harvest: 

Dolcetto d’Alba

BASIC INFORMATION

Product name: Dolcetto d’Alba
Grape: 
100% Dolcetto
Classification: DOC
Number of bottles produced: 9 500
Color: deep ruby red with violet nuances
Fragrance:
berries and dark fruit
Taste:
lively acidity, sweet almond finish
Food pairing:
appetizers, pasta

VINIFICATION (Wine-making)

Aging: stainless steel

VINEYARD

Soil:  clay and limestone
Exposure:  southwest

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