Region: Piedmont, Italy
Ageing Potential: 2016 - 2041
Perfect with: Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.
Why You'll Love it?
The Vietti Castiglione wines are produced from grapes are selected from some of their top vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello where the vines are planted an average of 4.800 vines per hectare. The vines are 7 to 35 years old with yields of 35 hl/ha, grown using the guyot system. After harvesting, the grapes are gently pressed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavour and colour. The wine is then aged for 24 months in casks. The wine was blended in stainless steel tanks 8 months before bottling.
Beautiful garnet red in colour, the nose offers intense aromas of ripe red cherries, red currant, dried rose petals and wild herbs. Highly concentrated and intense flavours with lovely lifted acidity and striking purity. Tannins are ripe and grippy like a great Barolo should be. Utterly sensual mouthfeel with lots of ripe red fruits, red cherries and a hint of sweet spice on the finish. Decanting for 2hrs is recommended.