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Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2009

Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 750ml 2009      
Sku: 1830237*

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. The estate, which has been in the Vietti family for four generations, is based in the village of Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont’s Langhe region. In 1919 Mario Vietti transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing and wine producing business, creating the first Vietti labeled wines. Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barolo and Barbera. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map. In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca 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 modern and traditional practices. 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.

Tasting notes
Pale ruby color, slight garnet hue, with intense aromas of ripe Bing cherries, tea leaves and rose petals. With firm, ripe tannins, crisp acidity and feminine and round structure. Excellent balance, integration and a long, lingering finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Jun 2013)
Luca?s 2009 Barbaresco Masseria shows rich fruit and dark spice backed by elegant shadings of crushed mineral and dried tobacco. It shows a delicate nature in the mouth with lean, compact texture. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Technical notes
The grapes were harvested from the cru vineyard Masseria, located in Neive planted on calcareous-clayey soil. Fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks for 13 days with frequent delestage, punching down, open air pumping-over. Aged 24 months in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered.

Other text
Geographical location of the vineyard: Masseria in the Neive area. Grape from which it is produced: Nebbiolo - Lampia Aging: one two year in Slavonian oak barrels and one year in bottle. Age 6 - 15 years potential. Organoleptic characteristics: Color: light ruby, red with tendency toward garnet, with aging it takes orange reflections. Bouquet: ample and elegant with suggestions of cherries and tobacco. Note of truffles. Taste: dry and well balanced, llight tannin. Fruity and flavorful.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barbaresco
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
 
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