2009 Vietti Castiglione Barolo DOCG
The grapes are
selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and
Novello where the vines are planed an average of 4.800 vines per hectare. The
vines are 7 to 35 years old with yields of 35 hl/ha, grown using the Guyot
system. After harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed. Fermentation in
stainless steel occurs over 15 days, with daily cap submersion for extraction
of flavor and color.
“The 2009 Barolo
Castiglione delivers a radiant but subdued quality with polished notes of dry
mineral, black fruit, tar, licorice, leather and many more levels of
complexity. This entry-level Barolo demonstrates that great results are
achieved in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.” – 94 Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate
If forced to inhabit a desert island that only
served the wines of a single producer, I would want Luca Currado to be that
supplier. He excels at
everything he does from his castle perch at the heart of Castiglione Falletto.
Despite the difficult 2009 season, his wines remain extraordinary. In fact,
they are among the best I tasted from the vintage.
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