Recent Release from Vietti

Anyone else excited about the most recent release from Vietti? I am! Believe me, these are wines to get excited about! As I’ve mentioned before, I like wines in every vintage. Vietti certainly makes good wines every year, and 2018 is no exception.

2018 Vintage

Looking back at the year 2018, you might remember that it rained quite a bit. It’s comparable to 2002, but the difference between the two vintages is when the rain fell. In 2018, the rain was concentrated around the growing season, especially in May.[1] It did rain above average most of the other months as well, causing an increase in work for the winegrowers. It’s not strange that one could think the 18’s would be “light”, especially compared to the 17’s. But so far I have been rather impressed with the 2018 Barolo’s I’ve tasted so far.

Recent Release from Vietti: Barolo 2018

Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2018

The 2018 is a bit more elegant compared to the 2017. Fruity with beautiful floral notes. A fairly structured wine with good depth.

Vietti Barolo Brunate 2018

The Brunate had a perfect Barolo nose. Complex and structured, but at the same time extremely elegant.

Vietti Barolo Ravera 2018

You can feel that power in the Ravera. Aromas of leather with a hint of balsamic. Complex but balanced.

Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2018

Minty and herbal with a touch of balsamic. Round in the mouth, with a good finish. Very good.

Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castilgione 2018

A beautiful floral nose, a bit similar to the Brunate. Quite structured, but still elegant with a fresh fruitiness.

Recent release from Vietti: Barolo 2018

Vietti Barbera 2019

Vietti Barbera D’Alba 2019

A beautifully floral Barbera. Very aromatic. Quite concentrated, with good complexity. An incredible wine!

Vietti Barbera d’Asti 2019

A crisp and mineral Barbera, with aromas of cherry. Also quite concentrated, but a little bit less aromatic compared to the Barbera d’Alba.

Vietti Barbera d’Alba Vigna Scarrone 2019

Aromas of red fruits, especially cherry. Also some spice notes. A complex, balanced Barbera.

Vietti Barbera d’Asti La Crena 2019

The La Crena was a bit more subtle on the nose compared to the Vigna Scarrone, but also more structured in the mouth. Aromas of red fruits and spices. Will probably benefit from some time in the bottle. Has excellent potential.

Vietti Barbera d’Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone 2019

A very young wine that opened up in the glass. Good structure with a long finish. A full bodied, complex Barbera.

[1] https://www.barolomga360.it/en/annata-2018/

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