Trediberri Barolo Rocche Dell’Annunziata DOCG 2016 (94 VM)
“The 2016 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata offers quite a bit of richness and power – perhaps with a bit less of the finesse that is typical of this La Morra cru today, but that should come in time. Black cherry, plum, espresso, hard candy, licorice and dark spice notes build in a Barolo that is at once powerful and yet also sensual. The 2016 finishes with tremendous resonance and plenty of muscle in its big, hefty tannins.”
Working with just over three acres of vines in this famed vineyard, Rocche Dell’Annunziata is not just home for Trediberri, but also its heart. To hear winemaker Nicola Oberto speak passionately of this vineyard is to hear him discuss a lifelong love affair. He was literally born in front of the vineyard, with memories of kicking a soccer ball around the muddy vines at four years old. Like any wine of this stature, this Barolo will age for decades, but unlike many of its peers, it delivers immediate pleasure too.
La Morra, Piedmont
Trediberri prides themselves on their upstart status. No ancestral coat of arms adorn the walls of their winery, no rampant horses or fluttering angels guard the vineyards. They are a young, artisanal family operation — in fact, they view their lack of history as a feature, not a flaw — with a keen focus on the present, using their wines as a medium for the unique terroir of Berri.