PRESALE ITEM: Wine ships in late April
Vietti is the benchmark for modern producers of Barolo. Each cru is vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to highlight the singular characteristics of the parcel’s terroir. This Barolo is a wild, exotic wine with red cherries so ripe you can almost feel the juice run down your chin. The wall of tannin holding everything together will need a few years (or a long decant) to come down but time promises striking, voluptuous finesse.
The 2017 Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo from Vietti. The 2017 is a wine of significant heft hidden behind a wall of tannin. Give it a few years to soften or open it well in advance. Time brings out striking translucence as well as finesse.