2019 Vietti Barolo Castiglione – 2016 will prove to be one of the great years across Europe and most certainly for Barolo.
The grapes are selected from small vineyards spread in the Barolo region. The vines are between 8 and 41 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4500 units per hectare. All the different crus are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to underline the singular characteristics of each parcel and terroir. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color.
Aged for around 30 months in large barrels and, for a small portion, barriques. Each cru is vinified separately and assembled before bottling.
Ruby-red colour with medium intensity. The nose is explosive, opulent, seductive and striking. Notes of plum, red, ripe black and sour cherries, blackberry, rose petal, and tobacco emerge. On the palate, the flavour is classic, rich and potent, with notes of alpine herbs and a leathery finish. The tannins are well-integrated.
Match with a hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses. Cellaring potential of 10+ years.
Single Price: $200.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $150.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,800.00