2008 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

September 18, 2014

Name:Barolo Castiglione
Vintage:2008
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Vietti
Region:Italy / Piemonte / Langhe
Alcohol:n/a

Serious and quite intense, fruit being somewhat of an accessory. Hugely young, its tannic backbone still fresh and green. At least 5 more years required before revisiting.

1999 Vietti Barolo Ravera

September 17, 2014

Name:Barolo Ravera
Vintage:1999
Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Nebbiolo
Producer:Vietti
Region:Italy / Piemonte
Alcohol:n/a

A pleasing balance of fresh fruit and the liquorice, lacquer and leathery backdrop. Genuinely handsome, but somewhat stuck between the modern and traditional without being truly convincing in either. Still a tasty bugger, though.