Vietti Barolo (750ml)
The Vietti family were well known vignerons in the 19th century and finally began to produce wine under their own label in the 20th century. Vietti wines come from Castiglione Falletto vineyards, deep in the heart of the Barolo zone.
In 2016 the historic winery was acquired by Krause Holdings, enabling Luca and Elena, always at the head of Vietti brand, to add a number of prized crus to the estate’s holdings, and be able as a result to look to a future with new, stimulating prospects, all while maintaining the family approach for which the cellar has always been known.
Earthy, red fruit, rose petal aromas. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Vibrant red fruit on the long finish.
The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread throughout the Barolo region. The vines are between 8 and 41 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All the different crus are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to underline the singular characteristics of each parcel and terroir. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color. The wine is aged for roughly 30 months in oak and barriques; all parcels are then carefully blended before bottling.
With fruit sourced from various points within the Castiglione Falletto township, the 2012 Barolo Castiglione continues on its promise to offer a solid drinking experience based purely on quality Nebbiolo. This wine speaks more to the specific qualities of Nebbiolo, more than vineyard site. It opens to a dark garnet color with young aromas of cherry and spice. Elegant balsam notes of mint and licorice add a sharper sense of definition. This is a solid-drinking Barolo for the near and medium term. Drink: 2017 – 2028