La Volta Barolo Riserva DOCG



100% Nebbiolo


Piedmont, Italy


La Volta Barolo Riserva DOCG

A limited-production Barolo Riserva produced only in the best vintages from the estate-owned La Volta vineyard.  A big wine with elegant notes of preserved fruit accented by aromas of spices, underbrush, and licorice.  Extensively aged in tini for 46 months, followed by 3 months in stainless steel tanks, and finally cellared in bottle at the winery for 12 months, this wine will gracefully age over the next 12+ years with proper storage.



James Suckling - 94 pts

Iron, tamarind, blood orange and red berries to the nose with some dark spices and a mineral whiff. Juicy and bright on the palate with structured, chalky tannins that form the typical Barolo power with a mineral finish.

J. Suckling, Oct. 2022

Wine Advocate - 95

The 2016 Barolo Riserva La Volta opens to a darkened garnet hue and bold textural richness. The wine’s structure and tannins are what stand out most at this young stage and give us hope for a long aging trajectory ahead. This Riserva is redolent of black fruit, plum, tea leaf and black rose.

M. Larner, August 2022


Wine Advocate - 92 pts

The Giovanni Viberti 2015 Barolo Riserva la Volta shows a little more textural richness and width compared to the other wines in this series. The difference is subtle, but this wine takes an easy approach to the nose and the palate with smooth and long-lasting sensations. It wraps carefully over the senses with dark cherry, plum and sweet berry notes. Those are followed by rusty tones, hazelnut and a touch of freshly unearthed truffle. I also found the mouthfeel to be softer and more fleshed out in this wine, suggesting a slightly shorter drinking window perhaps.

M. Larner, June 2021


James Suckling - 93 pts

Aromas of terra cotta, dried berries and black mushrooms. Medium to full body, round and juicy tannins and a walnut, spice finish. Drink now.

J. Suckling, Sept. 2018

Wine Advocate - 90 pts

Here’s a robust Riserva that takes us back to a warm vintage. The 2011 Barolo Riserva la Volta shows some mild evolution with open and slightly oxidized aromas of dried fruit, spice and spicy bresaola or cured meat. That vintage warmth and fruity immediacy gives the wine its cheerful and fruit-forward personality. There is a note of cherry sweetness on the close followed by soft tannins and juicy fiber. Only 1,998 bottles were produced.

M. Larner, Sept. 2018

Wine Spectator - 94 pts

This red is settling into a mix of sweet fruit and savory flavors, suggesting notes of cherry, raspberry, juniper and autumn leaves. Hints of burning vine cuttings and mineral grace the subtle yet long finish. Very fresh and harmonious. Best from 2020 through 2033. 400 cases made.

B. Sanderson, March 2017


James Suckling - 94 pts

Beautiful dense fruit to this 2010 with plums and hints of walnuts. Full body and round and silky tannins. Pretty and delicious.

James Suckling, March 2017

Wine Enthusiast - 93 pts

Red berry, dried rose, leather, eucalyptus and baking spice aromas slowly take shape in the glass. The ripe, juicy palate offers black cherry extract, raspberry, anisette and clove alongside firm, refined tannins. A tobacco note wraps up the finish. Drink 2017–2022.

K. O'Keefe, Sept. 2016


Wine Enthusiast - 91 pts

Dense and full-bodied, this delivers sensations of asphalt, menthol, grilled herb, mature black cherry and game. Ripe and forward…firmly knit tannins give it a solid backbone that will allow it to age for several more years.

K. O'Keefe, December 31, 2014


Wine & Spirits - 92 pts - Year's Best

A traditional style of Barolo, aged for close to four years in large oak vats, this holds its tension in its fine nebbiolo tannins. The fruit itself is translucent red, scented with rose and violet, lasting on a frame of tannic spice. This is firm young Barolo, built to age a decade or more.

J. Greene, December 2012

Wine Advocate - 92 pts

The 2006 Barolo Riserva La Volta shows etched, tertiary aromas of beef jerky and leather. You also get more structure and richness to broaden its appeal. I do like the mouthfeel: It’s rustic and tight but it has legs for a few more years of aging. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.

M. Larner, June 2013

Wine Enthusiast - 92 pts

This shows beautiful touches of cured meat, dried berry, ginger, rosemary oil and cigar box. It is soft and succulent on the finish, but the solid tannins hold it together very nicely.

M. Larner, September 2012

Wine Spectator - 92 pts

Rich and concentrated, this red evokes eucalyptus and underbrush notes, complemented by cherry and medicinal herbs. A hint of tar peeks through as this firms up on the finish. Best from 2012 through 2028.

B. Sanderson, March 2012
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