Vietti "Castiglione" Barolo DOCG 2011 [5.0L MAGNUM]
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 90-92] [JS 92]
Regular price $750.00 Sale price $649.97 Save $100.03
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.
About This Wine:
The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello where the vines are planed an average of 4.800 vines per hectare. The vines are 7 to 35 years old with yields of 35 hl/ha, grown using the gouyot system. After harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color.
Aging: The wine is then aged for 24 months in casks. The wine was blended in stainless steel tanks 8 months before bottling.
Food Pairings: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.85 % Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.93 g/l
Total dry extract: 30.6 g/L
Ratings & Reviews
90-92 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2011 Barolo Castiglione is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Sweet red berries, freshly cut flowers, spices and mint are some of the many notes that grace the palate in a young Barolo with extraordinary finesse. Although just bottled, the 2011 shows very, very well today." - Antonio Galloni (Sept. 2014)
92 Points - James Suckling:
"Bright and beautiful with dried berry, hazelnut and citrus character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. All the Vietti pedigree here with a more reasonable price. Better in 2018." (April 13th, 2015)