Vietti Barolo "Rocche" DOCG 2017 [1.5L] (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 98] [VM 96] [JD 96] [WA 96]

Vietti Barolo "Rocche" DOCG 2017 [1.5L]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 98] [VM 96] [JD 96] [WA 96]


Regular price $575.00 Sale price $469.99 Save $105.01
/

JS98 VM96 JD96 WA96
Size
Only 3 items in stock!

About the Winery:
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. Alfredo Currado married Luciana Vietti and is largely responsible for the resurrection of the Arneis grape. Today the estate is led by Luca Currado Vietti and his wife Elena.

In 2016 the historic winery was acquired by Krause Holdings, enabling Luca and Elena Currado, the fourth generation in charge of the Vietti brand, to add a number of prized crus to the estate’s holdings, all while maintaining the family approach for which the cellar has always been known.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Winemaking

The grapes are grown in one of the historic vineyards of the Barolo area, Rocche in Castiglione Falletto, with roughly 4,600 units per hectare. The vines were planted in three different moments (1940, 1950 and 1968) and are trained with the Guyot method. The vineyard has a south-eastern exposure and a clay-limestone soil. The grapes are gently crushed and fermented for approximately 4 weeks in stainless steel tanks with skin contact. This includes the pre- and post- fermentative maceration with the traditional submerged cap method. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak.

Aging: Approximately 30 months in large oak casks.

Ratings & Reviews

98 Points - James Suckling: 
"T here’s clarity and energy to this, offering sweet strawberries and watermelon with fresh-rose and sandalwood undertones. Full-bodied with plenty of tannins, which are ultra-fine and polished for the vintage, giving the overall impression of elegance and finesse. Long. Classy. Try after 2025." (Jun 2021)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2017 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione shows all the signatures of this site, all turned up to the maximum. I am not sure I have ever tasted a Vietti Castiglione with this much heft. Super-ripe dark red fruit, rose petal, mocha, dried herbs and menthol all build in an ample, resonant Barolo. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2017 for the next handful of years, perhaps longer. A whole range of floral and savory notes punctuates the explosive finish. – Antonio Galloni (Feb 2021)

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Aged for 30 months in large oak casks, the 2017 Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione is sourced from old vines planted in 1940, 1950, and 1968 with southeastern exposure. It has a soft perfume of kirsch, fresh rose petal, and fragrant rosemary. The palate is fresh and inviting with fine tannins and noted by anise, pomegranate, and dusty earth. It is pleasurable now or hold 3-5 years and drink 2023-2036." - Audrey Frick (May 2021)

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Vietti's mighty 2017 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is extremely polished and sharp, showing the smallest details with microscope-like precision in this release of 3,512 bottles. Tart cherry fruit segues to spice, tarry smoke, licorice and a chiseled sense of minerality that adds ample volume and considerable focus. The wine displays alternating moments of dryness, with layers of cherry sweetness, and all this movement adds to the fluid, ever-changing nature of the bouquet. Vintage after vintage, this wine continues to push the boundaries for Barolo made in Castiglione Falletto." - Monica Larner (Jun 2021)