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Date Printed: 3/30/2017
Vietti Barolo Rocche 2008
Vietti Barolo Rocche 2008
(search item no. 116074)
collectible wine
has large label

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 3/30/2017: $125.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 99 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2010 Decanter rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red in color. Complex and full-bodied with intense aromas of dried roses, liquorice, spice and truffles. Elegant with strong, yet balanced and silky tannins; long and persistent finish.

Drink with hearty foods such as stews, game, red meats and sharp cheeses.

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About Vietti:

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, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Viettiā€™s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.