Source: June 2022 Week 3, The Wine Advocate Issue Date: 23rd Jun 2022?(RP-94)
Vietti has the enormous advantage of 10 MGA sites at its disposition for blending purposes (and for making single-vineyard wines). This allows them to select the fruit they want to best express any one vintage. The 2018 Barolo Castiglione draws upon those 10 sites (including the recent additions of Mosconi, Ginestra, Bricco Ravera and Briccolina) to make what is ultimately its best-selling wine (with 35,000 bottles released). This classic rendition is tonic and clean with varietal tones of wild berry, rose and rusty nail.
Drink Date: 2024 – 2038
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 (JS-92)
Plenty of wild-berry character to the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with good fruit focus and firm tannin that will need a year or two to soften. Bright and youthful. Give it time. Best from 2024.
Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Winemaking: The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The vines are between 10 and 43 years old, planted in a clay-limestone soil and trained with the Guyot system. The average density is roughly 4,500 plants per hectare. All the different single vineyards are vinified and aged separately with slightly different processes to highlight the typical characteristics of each ?terroir?.
Aging: The wine is aged for about 30 months in oak casks and barriques; all parcels are then carefully blended before bottling.
Description: On the nose explosive, opulent, charming and immediate. Hints of plum, ripe red and black cherry, blackberry, sour cherry, rose petals and tobacco. On the palate it is classic, rich, powerful, with notes of Alpine herbs and a leather finish. Tannins are already well-integrated.
Food pairings: Stewed meats, wild game, read meats and cheeses.