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2006 Vietti Barolo Rocche

ITALY / PIEDMONT / CASTIGLIONE FALLETTO

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SKU: 43842-2006

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The 2006 Barolo Rocche shows incredible definition in detail in its perfumed, floral personality. The 2006 is not as explosive as the 2004 was at this stage, but it is eerily reminiscent of the 1989 in its sweet, Pinot-like fruit. With time in the glass, the fruit gains even more clarity while the bouquet blossoms with incredible grace, all supported by ultra-fine, silky tannins. Today the Rocche is soft and relatively accessible, but it is sure to firm up in bottle. In 2006 the Rocche saw 30 days of maceration on the skins and was aged predominantly in cask with a brief spell in French oak in between for the malolactic fermentation, a blend of traditional and modern approaches that has yielded phenomenal results here. Of course, everything starts in the vineyard, and Vietti's commitment to low yields means that they are among the first growers to harvest in most vintages.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    This ripe red has all the components in the right proportions, bursting with sweet black cherry, plum and chocolate flavors that are backed by dense tannins. Needs time to integrate and develop aromatically.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
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  • Decades of experience as vineyard tenders in Barolo provided the Vietti family with priceless information when they decided to go into the winemaking business in the early 1900s. The firm recently acquired an additional 7 hectares of vineyards, bringing their holdings to a total of 31. Their link to the land has been the catalyst for their vineyard-designate bottlings, which showcase Barolo's diverse terroir. The wines' finesse belies their extraordinary depth and complexity; Vietti firmly adheres to the classic style that makes the wines of Piedmont such a revelation to those patient enough to cellar them.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 125 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors