Vietti Barolo "Lazzarito" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [WS 94] [JS 93]

Vietti Barolo "Lazzarito" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 96] [WS 94] [JS 93]


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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

Winemaking:
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 “crus” 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.

Technical Data:
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14.63% Alc./Volume
Total Acidity: 5.78 g/L
Total dry extract: 31.0%

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"In many ways, the gorgeous 2014 Barolo Lazzarito is the most surprising wine in the range. Once a stylistic outlier with a considerable French oak influence, today it is much closer to the other Barolos in terms of feel. Deep, dark and intense, with all of the energy of the year very much on display, the Lazzarito is super-expressive and shows a more red-toned profile than is the norm. Kirsch, mint, rose petal and chalk all develop in the glass, while beams of tannin and salinity give the wine shape and persistence. The weight and depth of Serralunga come through on the midpalate and into the finish. Even so, this is in a decidedly laid-back style for Serralunga. In 2014, I especially like the wine's aromatic presence. " - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2018)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"
Bright cherry and plum flavors are girded by chalky tannins in this red. Tar, tobacco, green tea and leafy elements add depth and the finish lingers. Best from 2023 through 2040. 527 cases made." - BS (2018)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Great freshness and vitality here in terms of 2014 Barolos! Lovely aromas of nuts and floras with just a hint of chocolate as well. Ripe and suave with an elegant tannin structure, making the long finish very satisfying. Drink or hold." (Sep 2018)