Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2018

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Alcohol: 13.5%

Grape(s)100% Nebbiolo

Localization: Piedmont, Italy

Tasting Notes: On the nose explosive, opulent, charming and immediate. Hints of plum, ripe red and black cherry, blackberry, sour cherry, rose petals and tobacco. On the palate it is classic, rich, powerful, with notes of Alpine herbs and a leather finish. Tannins are already well-integrated.

Notes: 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.

Food pairing: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

 

The Domain: Located in the heart of the Langhe hills, at the top of the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Vietti wine cellar was founded in the late 1800s by Carlo Vietti.

The estate has gradually grown over the course of time, and today the vineyards include some of the most highly-prized terroirs within the Barolo winegrowing area.

Although they have been making wine for 4 generations, the turning point came in the 1960s when Luciana Vietti married winemaker and art connoisseur Alfredo Currado, whose intuitions – from the production of one of the first Barolo crus (Rocche di Castiglione – 1961), through the single-varietal vinification of Arneis (1967) to the invention of Artist Labels (1974) – made him both symbol and architect of some of the most significant revolutions of the time.

His intellectual, professional and prospective legacy was taken up by Luca Currado Vietti (Luciana and Alfredo’s son) and his wife Elena, who have contributed to the success of the Vietti brand – universally recognized today as being one of the very finest Italian wine labels – by continuing along the path of the pursuit of quality, considered experimentation and working for expansion and consolidation internationally.

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.