Vietti Barolo Brunate 2009
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: 14.5%
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%.
Barolo Brunate is intense ruby red. It is dry, with generous body that is harmoniously balanced and velvety in texture. There are notes of spices, violet, plums and intense tar - very typical for the Brunate vineyard. Plus, classic, ripe red-fruit flavors and a long finish, rich, very elegant finish.
"From one of the region’s most celebrated vineyards, the 2009 Barolo Brunate lavishes on smoky, granite and mineral notes that make this wine absolutely irresistible. Even the drawing of a snail on the label seems to hammer home one obvious point: This wine is built for longer cellar aging. Its rich texture, velvety feel and firm structure are guarantees that it will become increasingly elegant and finessed with time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. "
The Wine Advocate
"Wonderful depth of ripe fruit on the nose with a purity and freshness. Full body, with integrated tannins and a caressing mouthfeel. Pretty fruit character. Brunate made excellent wines in 2009. Better in 2015."
"One of the standouts of this challenging vintage, the 2009 Barolo Brunate is sweet, layered and pretty from start to finish. Dark red cherries, menthol, spices and tobacco are all woven together in this gracious, radiant Barolo. Like so many 2009s, Vietti's Brunate is a bit restrained relative to its historical standard, but in the last few months, the wine has begun to blossom nicely, showing more and more Brunate character with time."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Good deep red. Ineffable, deeply pitched aromas of raspberry, smoke, dried flowers, mocha, mint, menthol and minerals. Then much less forthcoming on the palate, with dark soil-driven flavors of dried fruits dominating. There's a deep sweetness here but the fruit flavors are not yet expressing themselves. Finishes with serious tannins that reach the front teeth. The hot-vintage character is obvious here but this highly concentrated wine avoids coming off as dry.
Range: 93+ Points"
International Wine Cellar
"A pretty red, offering delicate floral and red berry aromas, with tobacco and briar notes matched to an elegant frame. The firm tannins mesh well, giving this a balanced impression overall. Best from 2016 through 2027."
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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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