Roberto Voerzio – Barolo’s Screaming Eagle (Almost)?

Chérie Du Vin

by Paige Donner

With the first swish around my tongue, then my palate, I knew the right word to describe this Barolo DOCG, Fossati Riserva, 10 Anni 2009 by Roberto VoerzioOutstanding! 

It was the last of the Barolos I tasted today at the Saint James & Albany Hotel in Paris where ViniFocus Wine Consulting and Natives. had put on this annual ‘Nebbiolo Vins & Terroirs” tasting salon.  So my palate had some context, even if I’m still a novice when it comes to these superlative Barolos and this fabulous Italian wine region that for many is simply summed up as Piedmont’s Nebbiolo.

Italian Language crashcourse:   DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita — Italy’s top wine classification)

One of the pluses of being a complete novice of an appellation at an organized tasting is that you can honestly just stumble upon gems. You aren’t necessarily on a…

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