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Past Vintages

2008 WS 89
RP 92
2009 WS 92
RP 94
2010 WS 92
RP 94
2011 WS 91
2012 WS 91
RP 93

Vietti, Barolo, CASTIGLIONE - 2013

WS 92
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 : Dense and firm, with a tightly wound core of cherry, strawberry, iron, stone and tobacco flavors. The tannins are assertive yet refined. Overall, this is balanced and long.

Robert Parker Notes : The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is a terrific success story. This is the estate's bread and butter Barolo. Fruit is sourced throughout the Castiglione Falletto township. The wine is consistent and steady, offering amazing value and quality with each new release. The nose is generous and full. It imparts fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas with tar, smoke and licorice at the back. Evident structure gives the wine a firm backbone and will carry it through the next decade of cellar aging.

Tasting Notes : The wine is aged for 24-30 months in oak and then all parcels are carefully blended before bottling. Beautiful glowing ruby. Fine earthy nose, but right now quite backward. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Really long and a little vibrant. Firm, long red-fruit finish.

Fact Sheet

Vintage :

2013

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

Vietti, Barolo, CASTIGLIONE

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