Mauro Veglio Barolo Arborina 2005

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $65.00 $55.99
Save $9.01 (14%)
Item No. 116265
  • ST92
  • RP91
  • WS91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red colored with garnet reflections, fresh scents of small red fruits, raspberry, redcurrant and wild roses that evolve into licorice and spice notes. Very complex and extremely delicate at same time, it shows all the elegance of La Morra terroir. When the wine first enters the market it is fresh and a little austere, but still harmonious and balanced. With time the wine softens a little, but maintains the initial character for many years, particularly if stored in an ambient place that is fresh and humid without temperature variations.

Critical Acclaim

"Good full red. Attractive aromas of raspberry, coffee and smoky oak. Sweet but vinous and firm, with good energy to the flavors of red cherry, minerals and rose petal. Finishes juicy and long, with firm tannins and lovely aromatic lift. Very suave Barolo, and an excellent example of the vintage."
92 Points

"Fresh and pretty on the nose, with strawberry and raspberry aromas. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins and fresh, clean fruit. Reserved and precise. Best after 2010. 500 cases made."
91 Points

"Veglio’s 2005 Barolo Arborina is intensely fragrant in its red berries, flowers and spices. This medium-bodied, feminine Barolo reveals outstanding length, with high tone aromatics that reappear on the finish. Like all of the Veglio Barolos in 2005, this is a relatively smaller-scaled style. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020. "
91 Points

Learn About Mauro Veglio

Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe. In 1992, Mauro began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. He utilized shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, and he started to produce, little by little, wines that...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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