Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2010

Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2010

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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. 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 Barolo.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Vietti
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateWith recently expanded acquisitions in this vineyard cru, the 2010 Barolo Lazzarito shows an expansive personality with pretty tones of crushed rose and red berry fruit that give the wine a delicate, feminine approach. Like the other wines in Luca's portfolio of new releases, this Barolo is years away from its prime drinking potential. The next ten years should see a steady evolution of aromas stemming from the spice, tar and licorice layers already on display despite the wine's young age. The mouthfeel is fine and polished with a great sense of purity and balanced freshness. Drink: 2018-2035.

Monica Larner, July 2014
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Wine SpectatorTight and firm, with telltale tannins coating the cherry, plum, leather and tobacco flavors. Shows density and persistence, ending with a chalky sensation and lingering with fruit and spice notes. Built for the long haul. Best from 2018 through 2033. 500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, December 31, 2014

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