Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero 1996

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$140.49
Item No. 56814
  • red wine
  • WS97
  • WE93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • V96
  • 2001
  • RP95
  • 1997
  • RP93

Winemaker's Notes

"This fascinating single-vineyard Nebbiolo is only made in the greatest years. The 1996 is the best yet (though the 1997 could be better), showing magnificent aromas of licorice and berries, with hints of flowers and spices. It's full-bodied, with silky and caressing tannins and an after-taste that goes on for minutes. The Viettis say that their goal with their Villero Riserva is to show the true greatness of the soil and climate of Barolo. They have easily achieved their objective."
-Wine Spectator

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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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Learn About Piedmont

(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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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) 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 Piedmont, 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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Winemaker's Notes The 2004 Vietti Barolo has a very interesting, complex nose, with the right amount of acidity and alcohol. ...
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