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2008 WS 89
RP 92
2009 WS 92
RP 94
2010 WS 92
RP 94
2011 WS 91
2013 WS 92
RP 93

Vietti, Barolo, CASTIGLIONE - 2012

WS 91
RP 93

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Italy
Nebbiolo
Red Wine
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello where the vines are planed an average of 4.800 vines per hectare. The vines are 7 to 35 years old with yields of 35 hl/ha, grown using the gouyot system. After harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color. Aging: The wine is then aged for 26 months in casks. The wine was blended in stainless steel tanks 8 months before bottling.

Wine Spectator Notes : A spicy version, with sandalwood- and vanilla-tinged cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors. Balanced toward the tannins, yet elegant overall, leaving a firm, dry finish. Best from 2019 through 2032. 5,800 cases made.

Robert Parker Notes : 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.

Tasting Notes : “The 2012 Barolo Castiglione is a gorgeous, radiant wine. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, wild flowers and spices all meld together in a sensual, radiant wine endowed with striking presence and intensity. In 2012, the Castiglione is especially lifted, radiant and expressive, with striking purity and nuance. With time in the glass, the wine freshens up considerably, so aeration is a good idea for readers who want to open the 2012 early. This is a striking, seriously delicious Barolo from Vietti”. (Vinous – Antonio Galloni – March 2016)

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2012

Type :

Red

Grape Variety Used :

Nebbiolo

Bottle Size (ml) :

750

Alcohol Level :

14.05%

Wine Closure :

Cork

Style :

Full Bodied & Firm

Producer :

Vietti

Region :

Piedmont

Serving Temperature :

18 °C

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