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The 2004 Vietti Barolo has a very interesting, complex nose, with the right amount of acidity and
"All of the elements that make the 2001 so attractive reappear in the 2004 Barolo Riserva Villero, only with even more expressiveness and character. The 2004 is a showstopper loaded with class and pedigree. Seemingly endless waves of explosive fruit stain the palate in this radiant, harmonious Barolo. Everything is simply in the right place, and there is just so much going on in the glass, in all direction. This is another dazzling effort from Vietti. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034."
The Wine Advocate
"Smells enticing, exhibiting notes of cherry and flowers that segue to the sweet spice, floral and tar aromas typical of a mature Barolo. The cherry flavor builds on the palate, backed by a stern structure. A touch austere on the finish now, with excellent potential. Best from 2015 through 2032. 315 cases made."
"Good bright red. Crushed cherry, dried flowers, minerals and menthol on the nose, complicated by spicy oak scents. Extremely tight, dry and penetrating, showing almost painful intensity today in spite of its velvety texture. Classic austere Barolo with a great, slowly mounting, vibrant finish and strong tannins that reach the front teeth. This will need long aging. Luca Currado, who told me that the 1996 bottling of this wine was not yet ready to drink, bottles his Villero as riserva because he feels it needs longer aging in casks than his other three Barolo cru bottlings; if he decides to declassify it, the juice goes into the next vintage of the Castiglione bottling, as the 2005 did. 95+ Points"
International Wine Cellar
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,...Read More About Vietti
(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...Read More About Piedmont
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...Read More About Nebbiolo
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