Barolo Riserva Villero (available also in Magnum) - Vietti
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Elevation: mtrs
Practice: Dry Extract: 34.3 gr
Appellation: D.O.C .G. Barolo Residual Sugar:
Soil Type: Moderately clay and compact, with evident white and blue marlstone.
Alcohol %: 15 Acidity: 5.8 gr/L
Production: 3593 btls
Barolo Riserva Villero is a flat out stunner. Dark red fruit, Villero spices, leather, tobacco, smoke and menthol come alive in a rich, sensual Barolo that captures the essence of this site. Rose petals, mint and sweet red berries flesh out on an inviting wine loaded with class and personality. Over time, the powerful, explosive style of the year becomes more evident. The fruit turns darker, more balsamic and also more intensely mineral.
Winemaking: After alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks lasting 24 days at a temperature of between 28 and 32 degrees Celsius, the wine macerated on the skins for a total of 16 days.
Aging: At the end of the malolactic fermentation, it stays for further aging in Slovenian oak casks of 27 hl. Bottled unfiltered
Food Pairing : Roast or grilled red meats, game, braised meats and mature cheeses.
2010 99 pts R. Parket
2009 100 pts R Parker