Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2019 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2019 750ml
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2019

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
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Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Vietti

Vietti was named 'WINERY OF THE YEAR' in 2022 by Vinous / Antonio Galloni. Galloni was the Italian expert and critic at the Wine Advocate with Robert Parker before creating his own critical publication, Vinous. Almost 150 years have passed since the foundation of Vietti. It was the end of 1800 when Carlo Vietti started the Vietti winery, right in the heart of the Langhe, on the highest point of the medieval village of Castiglione Falletto. In the very same place where it is located today.

The “Castiglione” Barolo is what Vietti uses as their Barolo classico. The grapes come from small yet significant vineyards in the various municipalities of Barolo, and the vines are between 10 and 45 years old. The soil is rich in limestone and clay, the Guyot training system is used, and the average density per hectare is 4500 plants. Each individual cru is vinified and aged separately and in different ways to bring out the characteristics of each “terroir”. The grapes are harvested by hand in October. After gentle pressing, the juice fermented for around three to four weeks in a steel tank, in contact with the skins. This period included pre- and post-ferment maceration, involving the traditional submerged-cap method. Malolactic fermentation took place in wood. 

Aging takes place for about 30 months in large barrels and, for a small portion, barriques. Each cru is vinified separately and assembled before bottling. Vietti Castiglione has a ruby-red color with medium intensity. The nose is explosive, opulent, seductive and striking. Notes of plum, red, ripe black and sour cherries, blackberry, rose petal, and tobacco emerge. On the palate, the flavor is classic, rich and potent, with notes of alpine herbs and a leathery finish. The tannins are well-integrated. Food pairings: Stew, game, red meats, and cheeses.  

Jeb Dunnuck
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More lift is on display in the aromas of the 2019 Barolo Rocche Di Castiglione, with medicinal herbs, menthol, red raspberry, and a more cooling effect. The tannin structure is finer as well, with more drying sensation, fresh acidity, and more. From a southeast exposition that has more ventilation, I personally prefer this wine to the others from Vietti. It is not lacking in complexity. Drink 2025-2045 and beyond.

May 4, 2023
Wine Advocate
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This is the most accessible Barolo from Vietti and the wine that casts the biggest net in terms of fruit sourcing from across many MGA sites. The 2019 Barolo Castiglione is a layered and generous wine that reflects the main takeaways offered by this very successful vintage. In fact, because this wine is not from a single site, it speaks more to the quality of the vintage than it does to any one specific vineyard. The Castiglione reveals generous richness and concentrated cherry fruit with dark saturation and good structure that comes from the thicker skins developed on Nebbiolo grapes this year. It concludes with a salty mineral note that adds focus and elegance.

August 24, 2023
Vinous
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The 2019 Barolo Castiglione is elegant, translucent and classy. Crushed red berry fruit, orange peel, mint and cinnamon all grace this elegant, wonderfully nuanced Barolo from Vietti. I especially admire the energy here. In many vintages, the Castiglione is easygoing and quite accessible, but I see the 2019 needing a few more years to come into its own. I especially admire its focus and cut.

November 2022
Red
White
Rosé
Sparkling
Sparkling Rosé
Kosher
Organic
No Sulfites Added
Biodynamic
Sustainable
Screw
Cap
Vegan
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