Vietti Barolo Brunate 2001
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Intense ruby red. A bouquet of spices, violet and intense tar , plumbs, very typical for the Brunate vineyard. The taste is classic, with ripe red fruit, long taste rich and very elegant. Brunate in La Morra is one of the most known crus of all Barolo area; this vintage is particularly interesting because it's very easy to recognize the "terroir" in the wine.
"Good medium-deep red. Ripe, expressive aromas of cherry, chocolate, cedar and rose petal. Intensely flavored, juicy and del ineated, with enticing inner-mouth perfume and grip. Not as large-scaled or fleshy as some of the other 2001 Vietti Barolos but finishes long and stylish, with very fine tannins.
International Wine Cellar
"A sense of the soils of Alba comes across in the initial fragrance of this wine, hinting at porcini and truffles before it opens up toward delicate red fruit scents of woodland strawberry. All of it is supported by a rigid structure, the tannins unrelenting in their pure nebbiolo force."
Wine & Spirits
"Masses of ripe fruit and new wood on the nose in this young red. Full-bodied, with velvety, chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Full-blown style for Vietti."
"The 2001 Barolo Brunate is a bit more forward in its bouquet than it is in its flavors. Otherwise, it has aged quite well. There is plenty of power and richness in the dark red fruit, flowers, mint and menthol. I would prefer to drink this within the next few years, while the fruit retains its presence. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019."
The Wine Advocate
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The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle.
Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm,...
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The King of Piedmont
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