Vietti Castiglione Barolo DOCG 2012
The history of Vietti can be traced back to the 19th century, when Mario Vietti made his first wines, selling most of his production to local villagers. Today, Vietti is one of the first rank of Barolo producers and its wines are highly sought-after. The single-vineyard wines are all astonishing but the Castiglione (made from fruit sourced from across Vietti’s sites) is our favourite: a textbook Barolo with elegance, power, fruit and spice.
Beautiful glowing ruby. Fine earthy nose, but right now quite backward. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Really long and a little vibrant. Firm, long red-fruit finish.
Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.