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Vietti Barolo VILLERO Riserva 2013 750ml

SKU: P58609 ISBN:
$459.99
$459.99
The Vietti 2013 Barolo Riserva Villero is a stunning wine, full of life, energy and beautiful complexity. This vintage opens in such a graceful manner, tickling the senses like a feather....
 

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Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

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Appellation: Barolo

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Located nearby the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Villero vineyard faces South/South-west with Vietti owning a little less than one hectare. The grapevines are 43 years of age on average and are planted at a density of 4,000 per hectare. The 2012 vintage was harvested on October 2nd, and it yielded about 52 hectoliters of wine per hectare.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo, Michet subvariety

Vineyard: Located near the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Villero vineyard faces south/southwest with Vietti owning a little less than one hectare.
The vines have an avarage age of 45 years and the density is 4,000 vines per hectare.
The grapes were harvested on October 17th, yielding about 53 hectoliters of wine per hectare.

Soil: Moderately clayey and compact, with evident white and blue marlstone.

Winemaking: After the alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks lasting 27 days at a temperature of 28 to 32 degrees Celcius, the wine was then transferred immediately into 30 hl Slavonian oak casks for the malolactic fermentation and the subsequent aging.
It was bottled without filtration on June 22, 2016.

The total production for the 2013 vintage was 3.986 standard bottles, 100 magnums, 5 double magnums.

99 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Vietti 2013 Barolo Riserva Villero is a stunning wine, full of life, energy and beautiful complexity. This vintage opens in such a graceful manner, tickling the senses like a feather. With time, that initial softness begins to rise, and the wine grows in aromatic momentum and textural importance to take on magnificent fruit weight. It is soft, caressing and long. Tasted seven years after the harvest, this Riserva is expertly integrated with vibrant primary fruit, tangy acidity and non-intrusive tannins. These elements that make up the grand totality of the wine are carefully contained and chiseled down to a most elegant and beautiful common denominator.

98 James Suckling
Lots of tar, crushed berries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. It’s full-bodied with powerful, focused tannins. Tile and dried-earth notes, too. So focused and full of strength, yet it remains agile and polished. Try after 2023 and onwards.

96 Wine Spectator
Ripe cherry mingles with flowers, freshly cut hay, iron and stony mineral flavors in this firmly structured red. Balanced, if on the tight side, as this winds down on the finish. Terrific length, but be patient until this finds a sweet spot. Best from 2025