Vietti 2009 Barolo Rocche
The mystery of Barolo is something utterly unique. To taste the deep and sometimes funky notes of the Nebbiolo grape in Piedmont is to experience a wine that is unlike any other part of the world.
In the last decade, winemaker Luca Currado, has taken the Vietti wines to an impressive level of consistency and quality across their entire lineup of wines. The Vietti Barolos are made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes and the Rocche Barolo is selected from 46 year old vineyards in Rocche of Castiglione. After harvest and gentle pressing, fermentation takes place over 4 weeks in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping of the wine over grape skins for flavor and color extraction. After racking into French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation, the Rocche is aged for 31 months in Slovenian oak casks.
Deep ruby red in color, the Rocche is full-bodied with classic, complex aromas of dried roses, strawberries, dark spices, licorice and truffles. Let this one rest for a few years and enjoy it with hearty foods, such as stews, game and red meats.
Here is what Monica Larner of the Wine Advocate had to say about the Vietti 2009 Rocche Barolo:
96 POINTS ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE: “The 2009 Barolo Rocche is a solid, unwavering expression that brings the intensity meter even higher. Sweet red fruit, licorice, leather and moist pipe tobacco are some of the many layers that peel back from the bouquet. The balance, structure and persistence of the wine are all superb.”
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