James Suckling Vietti, 2011 Vietti Barolo Brunate DOCG
"A beautiful purity of fruit to this young Barolo with ripe strawberries, citrus, flowers and spice. Full body, integrated tannins and a long finish. Need another two or three years to soften." –April 2015
Vinous Media Vietti, 2011 Vietti Barolo Brunate DOCG
"A dark, exotic Barolo, the 2011 Brunate boasts tons of density and volume. Black cherry, plum, spice, licorice, new leather and menthol are some of the many nuances that flesh out in the glass. Ultimately, though, the 2011 is largely defined by the texture and amplitude of the year. Brunate is often slow out of the gate, so I will not be surprised if that is the case here as well. Ideally, readers should plan on giving the 2011 at least a few years in bottle to fully come together. 93+ points."
–March 2015, Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator Vietti, 2011 Vietti Barolo Brunate DOCG
"Smooth and harmonious, featuring cherry, licorice, tar and underbrush flavors. The tannins are present yet integrated. Fresh and long on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032.-B.S." –Oct 2015
This wine comes from nearly 45 year old vines in the historical cru Brunate, located in La Morra on the south side towards Barolo. Grapes are gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 23 days with daily open-air pumping-over using the traditional system of the submerged cap. Malolactic fermentation takes place in oak barrels. The wine is aged for 32 months in French oak barrels and Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.