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Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2008

Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 1.50L 2008     
Sku: 1841500

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The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. The estate, which has been in the Vietti family for four generations, is based in the village of Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont’s Langhe region. In 1919 Mario Vietti transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing and wine producing business, creating the first Vietti labeled wines. Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barolo and Barbera. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map. In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One and Long Vineyards, and Bordeaux’s Mouton- Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of modern and traditional practices. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jan 23 2013)
There’s an underpinning of iron in this cherry- and tar-infused red. This is open in texture, with a solid structure relying on the one-two punch of acidity and tannins. The tea and balsamic notes linger. Best from 2016 through 2032.—B.S.

Other text
Variety: 100% Nebbiolo Vineyard: single vineyard Lazzarito in Serralunga with 4.300 plants by ha. 35 years old. Production in wine by ha: 28 hl. Harvest: 13th to 15th of October Vinification: 11 days in steel tank for the alcoholic fermentation at 30° C. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels and for other 14 months in Slovenian oak cask, than moved in a steel tank until the bottling. Unfiltered.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
 
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