Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2003
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.6%
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%.
Deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish.
Pair with game, red meats and aged cheeses.
"The estate’s 2003 Barolo Lazzarito is another strong effort. It sees a higher percentage of small French oak, and is therefore rounder and richer in its texture, with notable expansiveness on the palate. Smoke, tar, ripe dark fruit and sweet toasted oak all emerge in an intense composition that expresses plenty of intensity and depth. This full-bodied Barolo possesses outstanding depth, even if the finish is a little hot and the tannins are somewhat astringent on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.
The Wine Advocate
"Medium red. Less fruit and more tobacco on the nose than the Castiglione, with lower-toned notes of truffle, menthol, oak and underbrush. Lush, supple and broad, with good depth of texture and good sweet fruit. Finishes with substantial toothcoating tannins that come off as a bit suaver than those of the Castiglione. But this is still in a rather masculine style.
International Wine Cellar
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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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(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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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
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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