Vinous Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Castiglione DOCG
"The 2012 Barolo Castiglione is a gorgeous, radiant wine. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, wild flowers and spices all meld together in a sensual, radiant wine endowed with striking presence and intensity. In 2012, the Castiglione is especially lifted, radiant and expressive, with striking purity and nuance. With time in the glass, the wine freshens up considerably, so aeration is a good idea for readers who want to open the 2012 early. This is a striking, seriously delicious Barolo from Vietti. -AG" –Mar 2016
Wine Advocate Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Castiglione DOCG
"With fruit sourced from various points within the Castiglione Falletto township, the 2012 Barolo Castiglione continues on its promise to offer a solid drinking experience based purely on quality Nebbiolo. This wine speaks more to the specific qualities of Nebbiolo, more than vineyard site. It opens to a dark garnet color with young aromas of cherry and spice. Elegant balsam notes of mint and licorice add a sharper sense of definition. This is a solid-drinking Barolo for the near and medium term."
The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello from vines ranging in age from 7- to 35-years-old. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel over 15 days with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color. The wine is then aged for 24 months in casks. The wine is blended in stainless steel tanks 8 months before bottling.