Wine Vietti, Barolo "Rocche" DOCG, 1997
Wine attractive ruby-red color.
Elegant taste wine captivates with its power and, at the same time, amazing balance, silky texture and soft tannins. In taste shine through shades of geraniums, red berries, caramel and minerals. The finish is long and persistent.
The wine has a complex aroma that combines elegant shades of dried rose petals, liquorice, spice and truffles.
The wine goes well with braised beef, poultry, red meat and strong cheeses.
Exciting, voluptuous wine Barolo "Rocche" captivates with its beauty, smoothness and complexity. The wine is made from selected clones of Nebbiolo grapes - Michet (75%), Lampia (20%) and Rose (5%). They are grown in one of the best vineyards in Barolo region - "Rocky", in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto, occupying only 1.3 hectares of south-eastern exposure. Age of vines - 46 years. Harvested in October. Vinification in stainless steel tanks in contact with the skins takes 28 days, of which 4 days - cold maceration, 24 days - fermentation at 30-32 ° C with daily immersion cap. After malolactic fermentation in barriques for 4 weeks, the wine is moved in large Slavonian oak barrels, where aged 31 months. Vintage 2009 was bottled without filtration July 11, 2012.
Some of the fans Vietti wines believe that depicted on the labels of images hint of the style of wine: that walnuts in shells warn of strong tannic power and richly textured wine Barolo "Rocky."
History Vietti winery has its roots in the XIX century, but only at the beginning of the XX century the winery began producing wine in bottles. In 1919, Mario Vietti made the first wine, selling most of its products in Italy. His most significant achievement was the transformation of a large family farm in the winery. In 1952, Alfredo Kurrado (husband Luciana - the daughter of Mario) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards, as well as purchased grapes. Vietti winery has grown to one of the best wine producers in Piedmont and one of the first to export their wines to the United States. Alfredo was the first who began to produce wines with individual Cru. In those days, the concept was radical in our days almost every winemaker produces Barolo and Barbaresco single vineyard. Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis", as in 1967, he devoted much time to explore and understand this almost forgotten variety. Today Arneis is made from the most famous white wine from the region of Roero. Now this variety is grown even on the west coast of the United States.
Since 1974, some wine Vietti decorated with design work. Each work has been used only once - for a particular vintage wine. Since 1988, the exclusive designer label dedicated only to wines from the vineyard Villero. This idea came Alfredo and his friends one winter evening with a glass of wine. Some of the friends were artists, while tasting they were inspired by color poured into a glass of wine and decided that these great wines deserve unique labels - labels, invented by artists. Has compiled a list of artists and the next day what seemed impracticable beginning to take shape. Complete collection of labels was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City!
Since the 90s joined the family business and children Alfredo Luciano. Today Vietti owns 35 hectares of vineyards. Among other Houses Piedmont winery Vietti acquired worldwide fame thanks to the excellent quality of its wines. House Vietti, as stated in the well-known wine publication Italy Gamberro Rosso, "is and has always been a family wine company specializing in producing various DOC wines and DOCG".