Vietti Barolo Rocche 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: 14.6%
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%.
The 2009 Barolo Rocche is ruby red in color. Complex and full-bodied with intense aromas of dried roses, licorice, spice and
truffles. It is elegant with strong, yet balanced and silky tannins; long and persistent finish.
"The 2009 Barolo Rocche is a solid, unwavering expression that brings the intensity meter even higher. Sweet red fruit, licorice, leather and moist pipe tobacco are some of the many layers that peel back from the bouquet. The balance, structure and persistence of the wine are all superb. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2036. "
The Wine Advocate
"This is elegant and sinewy, offering rose, cherry, red berry, eucalyptus and licorice notes. The tannins are aggressive and firm, yet this remains balanced overall, finishing very long. Needs time to integrate. Best from 2017 through 2030."
"This young Barolo shows lots of raspberry and plum character. Pure fruit. Full body, with fine tannins. Chewy and structured yet refined. Rocche always shows beautiful structure. Try in 2016."
"The 2009 Barolo Rocche is wonderfully open and expressive. Barolos from the best sites in Castiglione Falletto often have an uncanny ability to show very well young, yet also age gradually with a level of finesse that is hard to see when the wines are young. I will not be surprised if that is the case here. Sweet, silky tannins provide a backdrop for beautifully pure, articulate red fruit. In 2009 the Rocche is round, sweet and enveloping, even if it doesn't have the sheer thrill factor of the 2007. Still, it is a wonderful wine for the year."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"(this wine macerated for 45 days): Good deep red. Reticent but pure aromas of strawberry, raspberry, mocha and tobacco, with hints of dried fruits. Rich but very backward, even clenched, today, with firm acidity and a strong tannic structure calling for a good decade of cellaring. Most impressive today on the very long, resounding finish, where the tannins currently cut off the fruit.
Range: 92+ Points"
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