Wine Spectator 89 points - Lush black cherry and blackberry flavors are enhanced by vanilla and resin notes in this powerful red. Stays bright and firm on the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2022. 5,000 cases made.
(Feb 29 2016)
The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. The estate, which has been in the Vietti family for four generations, is based in the village of Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont’s Langhe region. In 1919 Mario Vietti transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing and wine producing business, creating the first Vietti labeled wines. Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barolo and Barbera. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map. In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One and Long Vineyards, and Bordeaux’s Mouton- Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of modern and traditional practices. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age.
|Geographical location of the vineyard: Bussia of Monforte d`Alba.
Grape from which it is produced: Barbera.
Aging: six months in Slavonian oak and six months in bottle.
Aging: 4 - 8 years potential. For special vintages like `85 up 10 years.
Color: intense ruby red, with aging it takes on brilliant and elegant garnet reflections.
Bouquet: intense, tends to complex aroma, warm and full.
Taste: dry, tasty and full, rich body.
Gastronomy: great with all meats, poultry and game; excellent with some international dishes.
|Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is
owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti
labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made a
name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to
select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also
put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In
1990, Luca Vietti joined the family business as winemaker after working at California's
Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild. His
innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. He eliminated equipment that
measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single
vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age. In 1970, the Viettis began an original artwork label program. This series
was exhibited at New York's MoMA in 1996. The last six editions have been dedicated entirely to the Villero Riserva