Trediberri Barolo Rocche Dell’Annunziata DOCG 2016 (95 WA)
“The label depicts an X-ray of a vine with its root system below ground and its tangled growth above the soil line. The Trediberri 2016 Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata is another beautiful production from this estate that is full of nice surprises. This wine (with fruit from La Morra that rests for 27 months in wood) is silky and smooth, delivering a steady stream of interconnected aromas that fold between dark fruit, spice and smoky asphalt. This vineyard cru is celebrated for its mouthfeel texture, and indeed it is lithe and elegant. These bottles from Trediberri are great for medium or long-term consumption.”
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.