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Vietti Barolo Castiglione
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16¾/20

Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2014

Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe Vietti Barolo is made for earlier drinking, although its structure and dryness would be a shock to someone drinking most New World reds. This nebbiolo comes off several small vineyard sites across the Barolo region. The vines are 7 to 40-years-old and planted to clay-limestone soil. Everything is fermented in stainless steel and post ferment the wine is aged 30 months in oak prior to blending. Its surprisingly backward now, showing more earth and truffle than fruit, with touches of tar, spice, leather and florals with plenty of tannins to yet disperse. What it really needs is a year or two in the cellar to gather itself. Best with stews, game, roasted meats or mature cheeses.Tasted: 02 November 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 94.99 private wine shops BC 185.99 1500 BCLS Producer: ViettiDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: NebbioloCSPC: 335356UPC: 08030198002656