Vietti Barolo Riserva 2015 750ml
SKU: 12595

Vietti Barolo Riserva 2015

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Vietti
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This first release of Vietti's Barolo "Riserva" is the result of a "selection within the selection": while working on composing the blend of the Barolo 'Castiglione', we have been impressed by some of those wines coming from specific single parcels of Cru vineyards, for their combination of intensity paired with elegance and good tannic structure, representing a very good ageing potential. This has led to our decision to blend and bottle this wine separately. Only some 5.000 bottles of this Barolo Riserva have been produced. Medium-intense ruby red colour. On the nose a very complex aromatic expression with notes of truffle and forest underbrush as well as ripe red and black fruit (cherry, blackberry, prunes and figs), balsamic nuances. On the palate it is medium-bodied, quite rich and powerful. The tannins are well-integrated in the fruit structure of the wine. A lively acidity uplifts the profound- ness of the wine. Well balanced. Long lingering aftertaste. Pair with stewed meats, wild game, read meats and seasoned cheeses.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The first vintage for the 2015 Barolo Riserva offers richness and depth of profile, with spiced red plum, sweet balsamic, and licorice. It is full-bodied, with potent intensity in its notes of kirsch and dark mineral earth as well as its sweet tannins.

Audrey Frick, May 4, 2023
Wine Advocate
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Here's an exciting new submission from Vietti that takes us to a whole other level (and evolutionary timeframe). A very late release that is held back at the winery, the 2015 Barolo Riserva sources its fruit solely from Castiglione Falletto. In fact, it represents a special section of the best sites that go into the Barolo Castiglione. Some of that fruit was so impressive, I am told, the decision was made to age it longer (with up to 30 months in large oak casks) and give it a Riserva designation. Specifically, the grapes come primarily from Scarrone and Bric del Fiasc. Production is 5,000 bottles. The wine reveals gorgeous elegance, with evolved fruit flavors and melting tannins. The beauty is that you can drink this wine the same day you buy it.

Monica Larner, August 24, 2023
Wine Spectator
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A rich, round profile carries maturing aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, rose and sweet spices, with grace notes of wild herbs and autumn woods. This is impeccably balanced, with refined, resonant tannins and a lingering aftertaste that echoes ripe fruit and vanilla, adding a mineral element. Complex and approachable now with decanting. Best from 2025 through 2042. 833 cases made, 90 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson
Vinous
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The 2015 Barolo Riserva is a new wine from Vietti conceived as a blend that changes every year, a sort of Riserva of the Castiglione, in that it is a Barolo made from the many lots Vietti has at their disposal. Exotic red fruit, blood orange, spice, leather and cedar are some of the aromas and flavors that emerge from the glass. The 2015 shows the aromatic complexity of a wine that has been in bottle for a few years, naturally it does not offer the singularity of the vineyard designates. I won't be surprised if this bottling improves in future vintages as the direction becomes even more clearly defined.

Antonio Galloni, November 2022

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