The word Langhe comes from the Latin “linguae”, meaning tongues, according to historians. And when you look down from the town of La Morra, one of the finest production areas
for Barolo, a few kilometres from Alba (Cuneo), in the heart of Piedmont, the rolling hills do indeed look like neatly interwoven tongues of earth. At an altitude of 513 meters, La
Morra retains the charm of its medieval origins and boasts a winemaking heritage of outstanding importance: the characteristics of the area differ from hillside to hillside, giving rise to exceptional sensory variety between different wines of the same type.
Among the crests of these hills, towards Verduno, lies the Andrea Oberto Winery, which started as a small family-run business.
Andrea Oberto started out as a truck driver. Back in 1959, when the family bought the farmhouse, they cultivated multiple crops in order to make a living. When his father died unexpectedly, Andrea began managing the farm. After a full day of work Andrea Oberto found energy to work the three hectares of vineyard he inherited from his father, and one day he decided to be a farmer full time.
The 3 hectares have become 10, and to this day it’s still Andrea who’s running the show. Andrea Oberto practices sustainable winemaking. He has an immense respect for the land, and wants to focus on quality over quantity. This includes green harvest in the vineyard, in order to achieve the highest quality. He uses small barrels (barrique) for the aging of his wines.
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Production Area: 3 vineyards in La Morra
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Aging: 24 months in large oak wood barrels and barriques, 6 months in bottle
Soil: Clay and limestone
Training Method: Guyot
Aging potential: 7 - 25 years Serving Temperature: 63 to 65 °F
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