Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is
owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti
labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made
a name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to
select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also
put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In
1990, Luca Vietti joined the family business as winemaker after working at
California's Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative
winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. He eliminated equipment that
measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than
25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age. In 1970, the Viettis began an original artwork label
program. This series was exhibited at New York's MoMA in 1996. The last six editions have been
dedicated entirely to the Villero Riserva Barolo.
|Geographical location of the vineyard: Roero area
Grape from which it is produced: Arneis 100%
Aging: released six months after the harvest. It should be drunk within the first year in order to fully appreciate its fruitness and freshness.
Color: white to straw white.
Bouquet: notable, fresh and seductive.
Taste: dry but not sharp, persistent, notable elegance, smooth and velvety, with body and undertone of peaches, pears and apples.
Gastronomy: fish, smoked foods, salmon; excellent with asparagus prepares with butter and grated Parmigiano. Recommended as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 11°C - 53°F.