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