2005 Barolo First Look!



The history of Vietti winery started four generation ago, in the middle of the 19th Century, with Mario Vietti. In 1952, Alfredo Currado, a bright, young winemaker, was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from a single vineyard ( like Brunate, Rocche, Villero) and in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand  the Arneis, that’s now the most famous white wine from the Roero area.  In 1970 Alfredo and Luciana, through the friendship of some local artist, start to developed an idea to give more freshness and modernity to the labels (really unusual concept for that period), so they started with the artist labels, working with artists like Gianni Gallo, Eso Peluzzi, Pietro Cascella, Mino Maccari, Pier Paolo Pasolini. In 1990, Alfredo’s son, Luca Currado, began his work in the winery and vineyards. He is currently the chief winemaker.  Vietti has long been an elite, reference-point producer in Piedmont but in recent years Luca Currado and his brother-in-law Mario Cordero, have taken major steps to further elevate the quality of their wines across the board.  And, over the last few years Currado has gradually lengthened maceration times and taken a more moderate approach to French oak, while limiting yields dramatically, all of which has resulted in an extremely consistent set of Barolos that are easily among the regions finest. As a result, the 2005 vintage is potentially outstanding and some wines will turn out to be profound.  This, on the heels of the great 2004’s, will be a collectable vintage not to be missed!

 2005 Barolo Castiglione (92pts WS)- $45.00btl or $240.00 per six pack

Shows sweet berry and perfume on the nose, with rose and raspberry. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a milk chocolate, berry and vanilla aftertaste. Big and chewy. Yet balanced and very pretty.

 2005 Barolo Brunate (95pts WS)- $122.00btl or $636.00 per six pack

Shows ripe strawberry, raspberry and plum pudding. Full-bodied, with loads of ripe, juicy fruit. Chewy and tannic, yet polished. Big and powerful.

  2005 Barolo Rocche (96pts WS)- $125.00btl or $640.00 per six pack

Offers Christmas pudding, currant and other dried fruit. Full-bodied, with amazing concentration of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. Yet it’s all in balance. Monumental.

 These wines are VERY limited, first come, first served!!!!!!

Mark Lasky

Italian Wine Specialist

West Palm Wines




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