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Vietti Barolo Rocche 2009

Vietti Barolo Rocche 2009

Sku: 042853

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. The estate, which has been in the Vietti family for four generations, is based in the village of Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont’s Langhe region. In 1919 Mario Vietti transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing and wine producing business, creating the first Vietti labeled wines. Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barolo and Barbera. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map. In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux’s Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of modern and traditional practices. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age.

 Wine Advocate 96 points (Jun 2013)
The 2009 Barolo Rocche is a solid, unwavering expression that brings the intensity meter even higher. Sweet red fruit, licorice, leather and moist pipe tobacco are some of the many layers that peel back from the bouquet. The balance, structure and persistence of the wine are all superb. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036.
 Wine Spectator 93 points (Nov 27 2013)
This is elegant and sinewy, offering rose, cherry, red berry, eucalyptus and licorice notes. The tannins are aggressive and firm, yet this remains balanced overall, finishing very long. Needs time to integrate. Best from 2017 through 2030.B.S.

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Geographical location of the vineyard: Rocche of Castiglione Falletto Grape from which it is produced: Nebbiolo - Michet (75%), Lampia (20%), Ros (5%) Aging: two years in Slavonian oak barrels and one year in bottle. Aging potential: 4 - 8 years, but for special vintages it can be cellared as long as ten - twenty years. Organoleptic characteristics: Color: intense ruby red with tendency toward garnet that with aging takes orange reflections; brilliant. Bouquet: rich, ample and elegant, continuous, from the "goudron" emerges the aroma of violet, dried rose, reminiscence of leather. Taste: complete, austere, elegant. Gastronomy: excellent with roast of red meat, game, typical is brasato cooked in Barolo and then served with the meal; hare "al civet" and generally with all foods having truffles; aged cheeses. Also excellent to enjoy at any hour to relax. Serving temperature: 20C - 68F. If it is impossible to open the bottle two hours before serving, Barolo should be decanted in carafe.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
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