Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto 2015
Intense ruby red with violet reflections. Intense and smooth, with incredible harmony of red fruits and delicate rose petals. Very elegant, with subtle hints of underbrush, mint, and licorice. Vigorous, full-bodied, balanced. Great persistence in the tannins, but they are never too dry. Overall a juicy wine. Final notes of blackberry and blueberry jam. It is particularly enjoyable to savor its initial freshness and then appreciate the evolution of its aromas as the wine slowly warms in the glass.
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Iris, menthol, rose and wild berry aromas are front and center. Firm and juicy, the palate offers Morello cherry, tart cranberry, blood orange and licorice alongside close-grained tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2023–2030.
This feels ripe and warm, its flavors of black cherry and raspberry accented with notes of menthol, licorice and sweet spice. It’s a fruit-forward style of Barolo, with round tannins and robust, spicy tones.
Their families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe. In 1992, Mauro began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. He utilized shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, and he started to produce, little by little, wines that were more elegant with higher quality grapes.
Unlike the tendency of contemporary philosophy production which means the same as manipulating nature, they believe in natural systems of cultivation and vinification: they reject the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides in their vineyards. Any chemical process is refused in the winemaking as well as any artificial concentration or aromatization: this means that the quality of the wine is the result of the natural character of the vineyards, their soil composition and microclimatic differences determining the maturity of the individual vintages. The result is the authentic essence of their "terroir" in a glass.