Vietti Barolo "Lazzarito" DOCG 2012
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [JS 92]
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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:
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 d'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 30-32° 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 â€œcrusâ€ of Serralunga d'Alba. It's our most modern interpretation of Barolo.
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: 14.63% Alc./Volume
Total Acidity: 5.78 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.0%
Ratings & Reviews
"The 2012 Barolo Lazzarito impresses for its precision and class, two qualities that aren't easy to find in wines from this Serralunga site. Iron, smoke and white pepper lift from the glass in a vertical, structured Barolo endowed with real pedigree. A rush of pomegranate, red cherry jam, wild flowers and blood orange meld into the huge, bright finish. In 2012, the Lazzarito reconciles power and finesse like few vintages in the past. For the last few years, the Lazzarito has been knocking on the door of the big boys in this lineup, the Rocche and Ravera. Today, the Lazzarito makes a strong statement that it has arrived." - Antonio Galloni (November 2015)
92 Points - James Suckling:
"A full-bodied red with chocolate, mineral, and plum character. Firm and silky. Medium finish. Tight and shy at the moment. Give it a year to two to open." (March 10th, 2016)