Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is
owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti
labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made
a name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to
select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also
put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In
1990, Luca Vietti 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 the modern and traditional. 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. In 1970, the Viettis began an original artwork label
program. This series was exhibited at New York's MoMA in 1996. The last six editions have been
dedicated entirely to the Villero Riserva Barolo.
|Geographical location of the vineyard: Castiglione Falletto
Grape from which it is produced: Nebbiolo Lampia, Michet and RosŤ clone.
Aging: two years in Slavonian oak barrels and one year in bottle.
Aging potential: 4 - 8 years according to the vintage.
Color: intense ruby red with orange reflections aging, brilliant.
Bouquet: rich, ample and elegant, continuous, violet and leather goudron.
Taste: complete, austere, elegant.
Gastronomy: excellent with roast of red meat and game; typical is brasato cooked with Barolo as well as many rich dishes of the international cooking. Very good accompained with dried fruits or anytime anjoyed by itself.