Vietti Barolo "Brunate" DOCG 2015
(Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [VM 93]
Regular price $210.00 Sale price $179.99 Save $30.01
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.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo,
Alcohol: 14.37 Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.77 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.0%
Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - James Suckling:
"This has a rather reserved nose with dried-herb, rosehip, potpourri and light cedary aromas, ahead of fragrant dried cherries. The palate has quite dense and smoothly rendered, ripe tannins that deliver a long, composed and approachable Barolo. Drink or hold." (7 Jan, 2019)
93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2015 Barolo Brunate is powerful and dense in the glass, with plenty of Brunate tannin that enshrouds the palate. Iron, smoke, grilled herb, menthol and spice notes add complexity to the dark, sepia-toned fruit. The 2015 is a baby. It will benefit from several years in bottle and then drink well to age 25-30, perhaps beyond. This is the first vintage made from Vietti's expanded holdings following the acquisition of a parcel that formerly went to Andrea Oberto." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)