Erbaluna is part of a minority of artisan estates in the Barolo region. The exorbitant price of wine-growing land in the Piedmont countryside, the result of many speculative investments, has caused the number of independent winegrowers to drop. Fortunately, on these world-class terroirs, winemaker Andrea Oberto perpetuates the traditions of his ancestors, while adding a contemporary sensibility. 
 
When the brothers Andrea and Severino (who left the farm in 2012) took over the estate in the 1980s, they incorporated stainless steel tanks, complemented by up-to-date machinery. However, they didn’t just overhaul the winemaking tools. In a desire to reclaim a healthy relationship with their vines, a process of conversion to organic farming was initiated as soon as they entered the scene. Subsequently, Erbaluna obtained its organic certification through the Italian organization ICEA. In this sense, they are considered to be organic pioneers in Piedmont. 
 
Their south-facing vineyards extend over fifteen hectares, growing down steep hills that rest on soils generally composed of clay and limestone with a subsoil of ancient sandstone. In the village of La Morra, Andrea vinifies his grapes in various ways. Fermentation usually takes place in stainless steel vats, with regular pumping over, while aging takes place in old Slavonian oak casks. This blend of recent techniques, and ancestral know-how, allows to obtain a concentration of fruit, while maintaining a classic elegance.
 
Andrea Oberto is immersed in a quest for balance, between a more frank and characterful expression of their exceptional terroir, and a restraint which makes the wines of this part of Piedmont so timeless. It is precisely this desire to move the estate towards the future, while keeping a look to the past, that is Andrea’s strength.

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Barbera ‘La Rosina’

The ‘La Rosina’ is a powerful single vineyard Barbera with structure and potential. The colour is an intense ruby red, with garnet reflections. The nose is vinous, with hints of ripe fruit that give way, over time, to the spicy characteristic of Barbera. The palate is dry, with good acidity and strong body.

Current Vintage: 2017                                                     CSPC: 793683  

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langhe nebbiolo

A true Nebbiolo, deep ruby red with garnet reflections. On the nose, it is full-bodied and floral, with notes of wild rose and violet. Pure, expressive flavors of crushed red cherry, herbs and fresh asphalt. Classically dry and medium bodied, with subtle complexity and enveloping tannins. 

Current Vintage: 2017                                               CSPC: 793684

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Barolo docg

Bright ruby red in colour. This Barolo holds deep hints of orange which gets more intense with aging. The bouquet is full and warm with gentle notes of pink violets, truffles and tobacco. The taste is dry, but expertly balanced. Full and velvety with round, smooth tannins. 

Current Vintage: 2016                                                     CSPC: 793685 

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Barolo
Rocche dell Annunziata

Deep garnet red with orange highlights. The bouquet is full and warm with hints of rose, cherry, truffle, tobacco and earth. The taste is perfectly balanced, full and dry, with velvety persistence. Pleasant tannins and a lengthy finish that reminds one of ripe red fruits. 

Current Vintage: 2014                                                     CSPC: 793686

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