Vinous Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione DOCG
"The 2012 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is one of the bigger, richer wines in the lineup, which is a bit atypical. Readers should expect a huge, dramatic Rocche built on power, intensity and volume. At the same time, the Rocche is incredibly precise and layered. It is that very interplay of richness and finesse that makes the Rocche so alluring. Rose petal, mint and sweet red berries build to a crescendo of aromas, flavors and textures that takes over all the senses. -AG" –Mar 2016
Wine Advocate Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione DOCG
"Of Vietti's new releases, this wine is most definitely the most shut down and less expressive at this young stage. The 2012 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione will require many years of bottle aging before it comes into its own. In general, many of the Barolo protagonists are sluggish in this vintage and this is a common theme. The bouquet moves slowly to release dark fruit, dried cherry, tobacco, grilled herb and pressed blue flowers. The mouth is powerful and determined, however, with solid structure and a tight build. Put this bottle at the back of your cellar."
Vietti, 2012 Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione DOCG
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2012 Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione DOCG Vietti
Grapes are selected from the 47-year-old vineyards in Rocche of Castiglione. After the harvest and gentle pressing, alcoholic fermentation takes place over 4 weeks in stainless steel tanks with frequent pumping of the wine over grape skins for flavor and color extraction. After 4 weeks of malolactic fermentation in barriques, the wine is aged in Slovenian oak casks for 31 months. Bottled unfiltered.