Info about the wine
The grapes come from a variety of sites throughout the Barolo area. Average age of the vines ten to 45 years. Calcareous marl soils, with different proportions of limestone and clay depending on the site.
Info about the expansion
The hand-picked grapes are vinified and vinified individually - sites, parcels. After destemming, the grape berries go into the stainless steel fermentation tank for a short cold maceration. Mash fermentation with regular overpumping. Towards the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the marc cap is submerged, beginning the phase of post-fermentary maceration. In total, the wine was in contact with the must for an average of 24 days. Malolactic fermentation in used barriques, after which the wines, still separated according to their origin, are aged in large wooden barrels for about 30 months. The wine is neither fined nor filtered before bottling.
Translucent purple with lightening towards the rim and clear brick red reflections.
The 2017 Barolo Castiglione from Vietti is a delicate Barolo with a beguiling aroma of bright red berries, floral fragrance of rose petals and rosehip, and fine cedar and cinnamon. With a little opening, the impression of incense, marzipan, nougat and latte floats out of the glass. Great curiosity and the desire to taste it spread.
On the palate, it reveals itself with finesse, complexity and a ripe, but still youthfully demanding tannin and acid structure, which is skillfully absorbed by its fine fruit sweetness. A beautiful long distance runner that still has a few years of aging potential ahead of it. A Barolo that seems weightless and is able to put its taster into a state of wonderful weightlessness.
The impatient are advised to decant it at least two hours before enjoying and to combine it from a large glass to a rich and aromatic cuisine.
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Red cabbage salad with walnut oil and pear
- Black pudding ravioli with apples and spring onions
- Veal cutlet with truffled fennel, artichokes and carrots
Vietti, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 12060 Castiglione Falletto / Italy