2013 Vietti Barolo CastiglioneNebbiolo from Italy
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"The grapes are selected from small vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo, Novello; the vines are between 7 and 40 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Pl...
- 93+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 93+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
93+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is rich, powerful and intense, especially for what is the estate's entry-level Barolo. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol are all used together. Intense and voluptuous, the Castiglione shows the richer, more intense side of the vintage. Time in the glass helps release the aromatics and the brighter side of Nebbiolo. Quite simply, the 2013 is a super Barolo Castiglione that is starting to close the qualitative gap with the single vineyard Barolos.
The 2013s were always superb from barrel. They are every bit as impressive from bottle. Simply put, this is a magical set of new releases from Luca Currado, his wife, Elena Penna, and their talented team."
93+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is a terrific success story. This is the estate's bread and butter Barolo. Fruit is sourced throughout the Castiglione Falletto township. The wine is consistent and steady, offering amazing value and quality with each new release. The nose is generous and full. It imparts fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas with tar, smoke and licorice at the back. Evident structure gives the wine a firm backbone and will carry it through the next decade of cellar aging."
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a very fruit-forward Barolo with lots of dried-berry and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, round and soft-textured. Generous. Drink in 2018."
"The grapes are selected from small vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo, Novello; the vines are between 7 and 40 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil. Plants are trained with guyot method, with an average density of roughly 4800 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 flavour and colour." -Winery
93+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
93+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|