Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2009
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2009
Category: Red Wine
Region: Italy » Piedmont » Barolo
Producer: Vietti
Alcohol: 14.2%



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The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello where the vines are planed 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 in stainless steel occurs over 15 days, with daily cap submersion for extraction of flavor and color.

Wine Advocate

The 2009 Barolo Castiglione delivers a radiant but subdued quality with polished notes of dry mineral, black fruit, tar, licorice, leather and many more levels of complexity. This entry-level Barolo demonstrates that great results are achieved in 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Score: 94. —Monica Larner, June 2013.

James Suckling

This is a powerful red with loads cherry and berry character. Also light hazelnuts and hints of cedar. Full body, velvety tannins and a medium finish. Better in 2015 when the tannins soften.

Score: 92. December 2013.

Wine Spectator

Features cherry and strawberry fruit up front, with tobacco and earth notes introducing the dense structure and licorice and leather flavors. Loosely stitched, yet harmonious and long. Best from 2016 through 2030.

Score: 92. —Bruce Sanderson, 2013.


Vietti's entry-level Barolo, the 2009 Barolo Castiglione is quite pretty and open in this vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into expressive dark red fruit, anise, cinnamon and rose petals. This is an especially open, racy Barolo that should offer plenty of early appeal. While the sheer excitement of the best years may be slightly missing, in exchange, readers will find a delicious Barolo that will require minimum, if any, cellaring. I especially like the way the wine continues to flesh out in the glass. In 2009, Vietti did not make their Villero Riserva. Instead, that juice went into the Castiglione.

Score: 90. —Antonio Galloni, May 2013.

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