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The Society's 150th Anniversary Barolo 2016

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An exclusive blend by Ciabot Berton made from this excellent vintage, specifically for our 150th celebration. With grapes from the historic hillside vineyards of La Morra including a proportion from Rocchettevino which is at 400m above sea level, this wine is superbly perfumed with cherry and red apple, violets and wood spice, balanced by the firm but elegant tannins. The long and complex finish really mark this wine as very special. For more on the story of this wine, please scroll down.
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Code: IT29491

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Nebbiolo
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2030
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural

More on the wine

The Wine Society has worked with brother-and-sister-run Ciabot Brenton, perched on the hillside overlooking the La Morra vineyards in the heart of Barolo, for many years now. They produce a style of Barolo that is perfumed, sweet red-fruited and always with well-managed tannins, true to La Morra, and we thought this wine would be a perfect style for an anniversary slot.

Being able to make an exclusive blend from this excellent vintage specifically for our 150th celebration was no small ask, but it soon became a shared passion project with winemaker Marco Oberto and his agronomist sister, Paola.

Ciabot Berton

The Oberto family has been in the Barolo region for many generations, with family roots that can be followed back to 1200 in the village of La Morra. Until the late 1950s they were grape growers, selling their produce to winemakers at the market in Alba. At that point Giovenale Oberto and his son Luigi decided to build a small winery of their own and in 1961 produced their first bottles of Barolo. In time, and with the success of the burgeoning business, the family expanded their vineyard holdings to the 12 hectares they farm today, including some in the prized Roggeri vineyard inherited by Luigi’s wife Maria Beatrice.

Now oenologist Marco Oberto and his sister Paola, an agronomist, have enhanced the Oberto reputation still further for making full, well-balanced Barolo of lovely quality with the structure to last. They make a blend from their three vineyard holdings in Roggeri, San Biagio and Rive, but their single vineyard Roggeri has greater depth of flavour, class and keeping quality. Roggeri is, in our view, Ciabot Berton's best wine, combining power and finesse, made from grapes grown at 400 metres altitude. Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel and the wine is aged for two years in Slavonian oak.

The name Ciabot Berton comes from a ruined building on their land in sight of the winery. This ciabot (a Piemontese dialect word for small building) was owned by a firework-maker by the name of Berton and the ruin has no roof for entirely predictable reasons. In honour of...
The Oberto family has been in the Barolo region for many generations, with family roots that can be followed back to 1200 in the village of La Morra. Until the late 1950s they were grape growers, selling their produce to winemakers at the market in Alba. At that point Giovenale Oberto and his son Luigi decided to build a small winery of their own and in 1961 produced their first bottles of Barolo. In time, and with the success of the burgeoning business, the family expanded their vineyard holdings to the 12 hectares they farm today, including some in the prized Roggeri vineyard inherited by Luigi’s wife Maria Beatrice.

Now oenologist Marco Oberto and his sister Paola, an agronomist, have enhanced the Oberto reputation still further for making full, well-balanced Barolo of lovely quality with the structure to last. They make a blend from their three vineyard holdings in Roggeri, San Biagio and Rive, but their single vineyard Roggeri has greater depth of flavour, class and keeping quality. Roggeri is, in our view, Ciabot Berton's best wine, combining power and finesse, made from grapes grown at 400 metres altitude. Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel and the wine is aged for two years in Slavonian oak.

The name Ciabot Berton comes from a ruined building on their land in sight of the winery. This ciabot (a Piemontese dialect word for small building) was owned by a firework-maker by the name of Berton and the ruin has no roof for entirely predictable reasons. In honour of the somewhat hapless Berton, the Obertos have named their barbera d’Alba fisetta, or firework.
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Delivers what you’d expect from a Barolo in a great vintage. Pale hue with brick-orange notes. Very subtle oak, bright acidity and fine tannins complement the ripe redcurrant/cherry notes on the finish.

Andy Howard MW

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