2011, Vietti, Barolo Brunate

Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 93+

Drinking Dates: 2018-2036

Critic: Antonio Galloni

Tasted: 01-Mar-2015

Like the other important Nebbiolo-based wines made by Vietti, the 2013 Barolo Brunate follows the house style that sees longer maceration times and submerged cap fermentation. This results in exceptional fullness and plushness in terms of texture that transcends the mouthfeel. The wine's expressive bouquet shows open and frank aromas of dark fruit, tar, road paving, crushed stone and black truffle. This vintage also shows a savory or foxy touch of old leather or spice. I'd suggest a medium-term drinking window. Luca Currado presents his wines in ascending order of power. Because fruit from La Morra's Brunate tends to make more delicate wines, this is the second wine in his flight after the Barolo Castiglione.