vietti, barbaresco, masseria 2016
VINOUS
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2016 vietti, barbaresco, masseria

Why We're Buying

Consistent critical praise. 100% nebbiolo grapes. Rich winemaking tradition. They're all present in Vietti Barbaresco Masseria. The wine producer has gradually increased production and gained greater control of its vineyards, which bodes well for future vintages.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
97

Vinous

The 2016 Barbaresco Masseria is without question one of the wines of the vintage. Powerful and explosive with stunning lift, the 2016 is just gorgeous. Dried flowers, mint, blood orange, red cherry and chalk infuse the 2016 with striking layers of nuance, but it is the wine's balance and total sense of harmony that leave the deepest impression. Vivid, powerful and wonderfully alive in the glass, the Masseria will thrill readers lucky enough to own it. The 2016 is such a stunning wine. The Masseria is a blend of several sites built around a core of fruit from Giaccone, in Treiso, along with Pora and Faset, both in Barbaresco. All I can say is: Wow! (AG

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Barbaresco Masseria represents its own chapter in the volumes of wines that make up the Vietti portfolio. Masseria is always delicate and fine, and this is even more true in a classic vintage such as this. This wine has historically seen its fruit come from the Neive subzone of the Barbaresco appellation, and you'll notice some of the tightly polished and glossy tannins that are associated with this area. In fact, the wine is deceiving in that it starts off slowly, but it quickly amasses power and momentum on the mid-palate. Production is 3,479 bottles and 300 magnums. This is standout vintage of Vietti's Barbaresco Masseria.