Vietti Barolo "Brunate" DOCG 2012
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 97] [AG 94+]
Regular price $279.00 Sale price $174.97 Save $104.03
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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.
The wine is aged for 32 months between French oak barrels and Slovenian oak casks, Bottled unfiltered on July 2014.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo,
Alcohol: 14.37 Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.77 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.0%
Ratings & Reviews
"The aromas of licorice, violets and bramble berries impress. Full body, incredible length and texture. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Give it at least five years to soften." (March 10th, 2016)
94+ Points - Vinous Media:
"A dark, powerful wine, the 2012 Barolo Brunate is the most brooding and inward of these wines. With time and a good bit of air, the Brunate becomes a bit more precise and nuanced, yet it remains a bit monolithic next to the other wines in the range. A host of savory herbs, licorice, tobacco and dark fruits meld into the huge, explosive finish. There is no shortage of depth or character, but increasingly the Brunate is being outclassed by some of its siblings. The competition is pretty tough at Vietti these days." - Antonio Galloni (November 2015)