Vietti "Lazzarito" Barolo DOCG 2011
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 95] [JS 92]
Regular price $195.00 Sale price $129.99 Save $65.01
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:
Deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish.
Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheeses
The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Lazzarito in Serralunga dâ€™Alba, which has 4.500 plants by hectare and with an age of 39 years. The surface is of 1.7 hectares with a low yields of 26 hl/ha. Calcareous-clay soil. The grapes are harvested and gently pressed; their juice ferments for 27 days in stainless steel tanks at 30-32Â° C (86-90Â° 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 â€œcrusâ€ of Serralunga d'Alba. It's our most modern interpretation of Barolo.
Aging: The wine is aged for 7 months in French oak barrels and 25 in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2014.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14,85% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.78 g/L.
Total dry extract: 30.9 g/L
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2011 Barolo Lazzarito is fabulous in this vintage. Rich, ample and structured, the 2011 is both opulent and savory in style. Iron, plums, dark red cherries, smoke, licorice and tobacco meld together in a remarkably harmonious young Serralunga Barolo. This is the first year the Vietti Lazzarito includes a second recently acquired parcel, which may be one of the factors that influences quality, but at the same time, the Lazzarito has been the most improved Barolo in the range. All the elements come together in the 2011, a wine that has it all. This is a great showing from the Lazzarito. Best of all, readers won't have to wait forever to enjoy this beautiful, pedigreed Barolo." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)
92 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of gorgeous fruit here with dried berry and walnut plus hints of hazelnuts. Full body, integrated tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Very youthful and direct. Give it two or three years of bottle age." (April 13th, 2015)