Vietti "Brunate" Barolo DOCG 2011
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 96] [VM 93+] [WS 93]
Regular price $185.00 Sale price $139.97 Save $45.03
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.
Notes from the Winemaker:
Intense ruby red. Dry, with generous body, harmoniously balanced and velvety texture. Classic, ripe red-fruit, long finish, rich and very elegant. Spices, violet, plums and intense tar, very typical for the Brunate vineyard.
Food Pairings: Red meats, roasts, wild game
The grapes are selected from the historical cru Brunate, located in La Morra, on the south side towards Barolo, with 4,600 plants per hectare. The vines are 43 years old and cultivated with gouyot system. Calcareous-clayey soil. Grapes are gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 23 days at 30-32° C (86-90°F). Daily open air pumping-over using the old system of the submerged cap. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Lazzarito vineyard is one of the most famous crus of Serralunga. It's our most modern interpretation of Barolo.
Aging: The wine is aged for 32 months between French oak barrels and Slovenian oak casks, Bottled unfiltered on July 2014.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.82% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.74 g/L.
Total dry extract: 31.3 g/L.
Ratings & Reviews
"A beautiful purity of fruit to this young Barolo with ripe strawberries, citrus, flowers and spice. Full body, integrated tannins and a long finish. Need another two or three years to soften." (April 13th, 2015)
93+ Points - Vinous Media:
"A dark, exotic Barolo, the 2011 Brunate boasts tons of density and volume. Black cherry, plum, spice, licorice, new leather and menthol are some of the many nuances that flesh out in the glass. Ultimately, though, the 2011 is largely defined by the texture and amplitude of the year. Brunate is often slow out of the gate, so I will not be surprised if that is the case here as well. Ideally, readers should plan on giving the 2011 at least a few years in bottle to fully come together." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)
93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
â€œSmooth and harmonious, featuring cherry, licorice, tar and under- brush flavors. The tannins are present yet integrated. Fresh and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032." - BS(Oct 2015)