Wally’s is featuring an “Insanely Beautiful” Vietti Barolo From a “Modern-Day Classic” Vintage.
The “insanely beautiful” 94-point Vietti Barolo Castiglione is our second 2010 Barolo pre-arrival offering, and it’s not one you’ll want to miss. This is Vietti’s ‘blended’ Barolo, made from a selection of higher-altitude parcels throughout the region. Vietti has long been one of the Barolo’s smartest and most sought-after producers and under fourth-generation winemaker Luca Currado, they are always among the top offerings of each vintage. So, here’s a quick refresh on 2010 from Mr. Galloni:
“The 2010 vintage in Barolo is shaping up to be a modern-day classic. The cool growing season produced transparent, vibrant Barolos that pulsate with tension, crystalline purity and site-specific nuance. At the same time, the wines have gorgeous depth and richness, perhaps a result of the high temperatures in July… Simply put, 2010 is the greatest young Barolo vintage I have tasted in 18 years of visiting the region and a lifetime of buying, cellaring and drinking these wines… I expect to see considerable interest from the trade in the 2010s. The reasons are obvious. Most importantly, the wines are spectacular.”
We are allocated a strict amount, so ordering early means peace of mind, and it also allows you to take advantage of pre-arrival pricing. (And don’t worry, the wait won’t be too long.)
Expected Arrival: June 2014
“The 2010 Barolo Castiglione is beautiful in the way it brings together the vibrancy of the year with a soft, inviting textural presence. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet spices, anise and red berries are all woven together nicely in the glass. With time in the glass, the wine blossoms with exquisite finesse, floral aromatics and exquisite overall balance. Ripe, silky tannins support the exquisite finish. An insanely beautiful wine, the 2010 will give readers a good idea of just how great the 2010 vintage is at Vietti. The Barolo Castiglione is made from a large number of parcels across the Barolo zone, many of which are of a high enough level of quality that they could be bottled separately. This is first-class juice.” 94 points, Antonio Galloni
2010 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Pre-Arrival – Pre-Arrival Price: $44.99 – Buy Here