Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2015

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Gary Walsh
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Antonio Galloni
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VINE201511 UCAU
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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. The wine is aged for roughly 30 months in oak and barriques; all parcels are then carefully blended before bottling. Beautiful glowing ruby. Fine earthy nose, but right now quite backward. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Really long and a little vibrant. Firm, long red-fruit finish
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. The wine is aged for roughly 30 months in oak and barriques; all parcels are then carefully blended before bottling. Beautiful glowing ruby. Fine earthy nose, but right now quite backward. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Really long and a little vibrant. Firm, long red-fruit finish

Scores & Reviews

92+ / 100

Gary Walsh

Strawberry, raspberry, a little spice, touch of dusty oak, almond and some flowers. Medium-bodied, succulence of fruit, fresh, slight bitter almond and dried herb character, some chocolate even, but certainly nutty with some mouth-perfume. Dusty almost grainy tannin. Finish is dry and a little orange peel bitter, but the length is good. Nice wine, but needs a couple of years to come together.

91 / 100

Antonio Galloni

Vietti's 2015 Barolo Castiglione is soft, silky and pliant, all qualities that make it a good choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Floral and nicely lifted, the 2015 is very pretty, if not quite the overachiever it can be. I expect the 2015 will be even more expressive once the tannins soften a bit further. In this tasting, the Castiglione stands out for its freshness and energy. Time in the glass brings out an extra layer of textural breadth and resonance that is not immediately apparent