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Vietti Barolo Castiglionetext
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2016

Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe Castiglione is made with grapes grown across the Barolo region from vines as young as nine years old up to 42 years old, all planted in clay-limestone soil. The fermentation is done in stainless steel with daily submersion of the cap. Post ferment, Vietti ages the wine for 30 months in oak casks and barriques. Now add to that one of the finest vintages ever in Barolo, plus winemaker Lucca Currado, and you have magic. If you want a wine for your cellar that will hang around as long as you, this is it. This label is often characterized as an entry-level wine, but it is anything but in 2016. Rich and full-bodied with compellingly pure black plums, menthol, and flowers dusted in notes of umami. Length and balance are already here, foretelling a long life. Buy, wait, and be happy.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 99.99 select private retailers BC 202.99 1500 BCLS Producer: ViettiDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Brix + Mortar Wine Co.
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 335356UPC: 08030198002656