Alberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra 2013
Pronounced flowery bouquet. Elegant rose and violet perfume is supported by slight vanilla and toast aromas from modernist use of new French oak. Layers of dark cherry, herbal, dried fruit and cedar aromas complete the fascinating, etherial and bold nose and invite to explore this La Serra cru Barolo further.
Allowing long traditional maceration results in an abundance of colour extraction, which is here reflected by an intensely deep ruby colour.
For a Barolo this young you would expect to be greeted by somewhat tight tannins. Although they are very abundant and mouth-filling, there is pleasantness to the tannins already. High acidity balances the high alcohol of this structured and concentrated wine. There is plenty of fruit and, already now, a complex aromatic profile. A long and nuanced cherry finish hints towards truffles and tar.
Optimally, I would give this wine plenty more years (or decades) to age as it has a wonderful aging potential due to its structure and fruit. Still, its wonders are evident already now, in case you are in a hurry to get in touch with a heavenly Nebbiolo.
Should you enjoy this superb wine at the dinner table, the optimal pairing would be a piemontese cuisine like game, mushrooms, truffles and hard cheeses.