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Red Wines - Barolo DOCG 'Rocche di Castiglione' 2017 (750 ml.) - Vietti - Vietti - 1

Barolo DOCG 'Rocche di Castiglione' 2017 (750 ml.) - Vietti

Barolo 'Rocche di Castiglione' by Vietti from one of the historic vineyards of the entire Barolo area, in the Rocche di Castiglione Falletto. It ages in oak barrels for about 30 months. The result is a full-bodied and complex wine with an intense aroma of dried roses, licorice, spices and truffles. Elegant with strong but balanced tannins. Ideal for further aging in the cellar for up to 10 years. Excellent.

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THE WINE

Barolo 'Rocche di Castiglione' by Vietti from one of the historic vineyards of the entire Barolo area, in the Rocche di Castiglione Falletto. It ages in oak barrels for about 30 months. The result is a full-bodied and complex wine with an intense aroma of dried roses, licorice, spices and truffles. Elegant with strong but balanced tannins. Ideal for further aging in the cellar for up to 10 years. Excellent.

THE VINEYARD

The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Rocche in Castiglione Falletto, planted with roughly 4600 units per hectare. The vines were planted in three different moments, 1940, 1950 and 1968. The vineyard has a south-west exposure and a clay-limestone soil.

ARTIST LABEL WINE

Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts) inspired by the wine of that particular vintage.

The print run is the same as the number of bottles produced, and the first hundred labels are signed by the Artist. Each work is only used once, just for the wine of that vintage. Since the presentation of the 1982 Barolo Villero in 1988, the artist’s labels have been dedicated exclusively to the wines grown on this great vineyard.

THE COMPANY

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle.

Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers “single vineyard” or “cru-designated” wines.

Alfredo is also called the “father of Arneis” as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

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Data sheet

Product Category
Red Wine
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Vintage - Cuvée
2017
Designation
Barolo DOCG
Grape / Raw material
nebbiolo
Alcohol Content
15% vol.
Size
750 ml.
Tasting
Color: ruby red.Bouquet: full body and complex with intense aroma of dried roses, licorice, spices and truffles.Taste: elegant with strong but balanced tannins.
Food Matches
Roasted Beef, Stewed Meat, Aged Cheese, Game, Red Meat
Service Temperature
18° - 20° C.
Suggested Glass
Large calyx with a long stem
Special Features
Artistic label

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