2018 Alberto Oggero Roero Le Coste
Alberto Oggero’s goal is to celebrate and showcase the differences between his home base of Roero, and the more sought-after Barolo region, less than 5km across the river Tanaro. The wines come from his family’s original 4.2 hectares, which are all planted to Nebbiolo and Arneis, and spread across nine steep parcels in the more northerly Roero communes. Alberto works with organic practices, and his low impact winemaking ensures the honesty of his vineyards is matched in the cellar.
Notes from supplier....
A more classic example of Roero Nebbiolo, this is from Alberto’s Grandfather’s vineyard in Le Coste (Santo Stefano Roero). The fruit from this vineyard carries wonderful depth which comes from a higher concentration of clay, and some nice age in the 30-year-old, guyot-pruned vines. It’s southerly exposure also makes this Oggero’s brightest site and ensures good sunlight hours no matter the vintage—and it certainly got them in 2018. This is the more classically styled Nebbiolo in the range, for lovers of more traditional Nebbiolo d’Alba, but with a distinct Roero stamp. Handpicked fruit saw 25 days on skins and wild fermentation in steel, before 14 months in Slavonian oak tonneau, and a further year in bottle before release.