Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2010

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 129268
  • ST90
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The Perbacco is made from parcels all planted in the Barolo region, and more precisely in Bricco Boschis, Liste, Brunella, Rocchettevino, Pernanno, Ravera di Monforte and Scarrone. The average age of the vines is 35 years. All vineyards are vinified and aged separately until the moment the casks are selected for single vineyard or blended wines.

The work in the vineyards, the yield, the vinification system and the aging period for the Perbacco are the same as the Barolo Castiglione, however, unlike most Barolos, Perbacco shows elegance and approachability at a very young age. This vintage was a beautiful one for Barolo, and this wine offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices, and a hint of caramel, showing notable intensity and power while retaining an essentially mid-weight style.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich and chunky, with dense tannins focusing the cherry, floral, tobacco and underbrush flavors. This is compact on the finish, showing more savory than fruit elements. Drink now through 2018. "
90 Points

"Good full, deep red. Captivating aromas of dark raspberry, woodsmoke, mint, minerals, flowers, camphor, licorice and brown spices. Not particularly powerful or outsized but boasts excellent cut to its dark fruit, rose petal and spice flavors. The long finish features suave, dusty tannins and excellent energy. A smaller cuvee than normal, as so much of the fruit was strong enough to go into the Castiglione bottling in 2010, noted Currado."
90 Points

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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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