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2017 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

Piemonte, Italy

A pure and vibrant Barolo with oodles of richness that is only now starting to express its full potential

$153.00

About

About The Wine

The Vietti Barolo Castiglione comes from several small vineyards in Barolo but the end result is a tightly knit wine showing great concentration - and quality.

Like many Barolos, the richness is hidden behind a mountain of tannin, and after a few years in barrel and bottle, this tannin is coming together to create a more well-rounded wine where the fruit can take some prominence. Black fruits, savoury notes of leather, cinnamon and tobacco, and even some pretty floral tones, are in abundance, bouncing along this vibrant and completely satisfying palate.

Hold your horses just a tad and cellar it for a few more years and then reap the rich rewards.

About Cantina Vietti

Cantina Vietti has a storied history that began with its establishment in the late 1800s by Carlo Vietti, in the hills of the Langhe subregion of Piemonte.

The winery took a wonderful turn when, in the 1960s, Luciana Vietti married winemaker and art connoisseur Alfredo Currado, who not only helped revolutionise the production of their finest Barolo crus, but also championed single-varietal Arneis, and the use of labels created by different artists.

In 2016, the estate was sold to Krause Holdings, and this injection of capital has allowed Luciana and Alfredo's son Luca and his wife Elena to acquire some new premium crus and plan for the future.

Luca Currado Vietti and wife Elena
Luca Currado Vietti and wife Elena
Piemonte, Italy
Additional Info

From the Producer

Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Winemaking: The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The vines are between 10 and 43 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil and trained with the Guyot system. The average density is roughly 4,500 plants per hectare. All the different single vineyards are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to highlight the typical characteristics of each “terroir”.

Aging: The wine is aged for about 30 months in oak casks and barriques; all parcels are then carefully blended before bottling.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Harvest time at Cantina Vietti
Harvest time at Cantina Vietti
Piemonte, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
JamesSuckling.com

"There’s such purity of fruit to this with both dried and ripe strawberries and citrus rind. It’s full-bodied and structured with layers of ripe tannins that are fine and polished. Tight at the end. Give this two or three years to open and soften. Try in 2024." James Suckling

93Points
The Wine Advocate

"This is one of the most versatile wines to emerge from Italy in recent years. A bread and butter winner for Vietti, the 2017 Barolo Castiglione is sharply contoured and bright, with an excellent quality of fruit that can be described as crisp, tonic and rich. That extra concentration comes in part from the hot vintage; however, the greater Castiglione growing area delivers consistent quality and persistence above all else." Monica Larner (Wine Advocate)

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