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Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
James Suckling, 98 Points
"Lots of tar, crushed berries, cedar and dried flowers on the nose. It’s full-bodied with powerful, focused tannins. Tile and dried-earth notes, too. So focused and full of strength, yet it remains agile and polished. Try after 2023 and onwards."
Wine Advocate, 99 Points
"The Vietti 2013 Barolo Riserva Villero is a stunning wine, full of life, energy and beautiful complexity. This vintage opens in such a graceful manner, tickling the senses like a feather. With time, that initial softness begins to rise, and the wine grows in aromatic momentum and textural importance to take on magnificent fruit weight. It is soft, caressing and long. Tasted seven years after the harvest, this Riserva is expertly integrated with vibrant primary fruit, tangy acidity and non-intrusive tannins. These elements that make up the grand totality of the wine are carefully contained and chiseled down to a most elegant and beautiful common denominator."
About the Producer:
"Vietti's Villero Riserva is an outstanding wine even by Vietti's and Barolo's standards. It is made only in the best vintagesjust ten times in the last 31 years. The grapes come from the Villero vineyard and the wine gets the extra aging required for Riserva status, remaining in the cellars for more than 5 years before release. For each vintage, the winery selects a special work of art for the label. The 2013 features the work of Alessandro Piangiamore, a Sicilian artist born in 1976. For this "surprising" Villero vintage the artist select Una Tigre alla Menta - A Mint Tiger, reflecting elegance and aggressive at the same time."
Vegan-friendly. Practicing organic farming.
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