Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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Barolo 'Castiglione' by Vietti is one of the greatest Italian Barolos. 30 months of aging in barriques and large casks. Wild and exotic, broad and voluptuous. 2017 is a wine of considerable weight hidden behind a wall of tannin. Give it a few years to soften or open it well in advance. Time brings out a surprising finesse and elegance.
For four generations the Vietti family produces wines in Castiglione Falletto, in the heart of the Langhe. At the beginning of '900, the son Mario began selling Barolo they had been manufacturing, focusing the company exclusively winemaking family activity. Since the '60s is the daughter Lucia, with her husband winemaker Alfredo Conrad, to carry on the work of the Vietti winery, concentradosi increasingly on a high quality production. Alfredo Conrad was the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyard concept at that time radical, but now applied to almost all companies that produce Barolo and Barbaresco. The other great Alfredo pioneering vision was to enhance the Arneis, native vine long forgotten by the producers of the zone: the winery started to vinify in purity, and so did other manufacturers later, bringing today Arneis to be the most important grape white grape of the area. Today Vietti is considered one of the greatest Barolisti semi-traditional, doing a masterful use of both barrels of barrels that.