Roberto Voerzio

Spending time with the Voerzios , walking the vineyards and touring the cellars, learning about their vision for the world-class wines produced from their 20 hectares of organically farmed, high altitude La Morra hillsides, is an eye-opening experience it; is rare to visit an estate with such incredible attention to detail. Of course great terroir helps and Voerzio’s vineyards read like a who’s who of La Morra crus (a comparable collection in Vosne would be Malconsorts, Grand Rue, Grands Echezeaux etc).

 

While usually seen as 'Modernist' Voerzio’s methods have evolved recently, perhaps due to his hugely capable 30-something son Davide being on board. The most significant development is that, starting with the elevage of Voerzio’s magnificent 2008 Barolos, the proportion of French oak has been reduced in favour of more traditional, larger casks. Tthis gives the voluminous, concentrated fruit more room to express itself, leaving the wines purer and somehow more representative of their vineyards. Make no mistake, these are some of the most compelling wines made anywhere in the world.