vietti, barolo, rocche di castiglione 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100
WINE SPECTATOR
97

2016 vietti, barolo, rocche di castiglione

Why We're Buying

Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Vietti Villero Barolo Riserva and Vietti Barolo Rocche di Castiglione. These are just a few of the world's iconic duos. While Barolo Rocche di Castiglione isn't the headliner, it's still receives its fair share of critical praise. Wine critic Monica Larner gave the 2016 vintage a perfect rating, calling it "a complete wine."

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Vietti 2016 Barolo Rocche di Castiglione is a complete wine, offering exact measures of purity, intensity, freshness and structure. This is the 360-degree Barolo from Vietti, with fruit sourced closest to home in Castiglione Falletto. Rocche di Castiglione sees more shade hours, and that becomes an important factor in the hottest vintages and the longest growing seasons. It creates diurnal shifts that positively impact the purity and brilliant focus of the fruit. Of all the comuni of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto produced exceptional results across the board in this classic vintage. Dark fruit, pressed lilac, blood orange, powdered licorice, balsam herb, spice, iron ore and aniseed fit together perfectly like pieces in a puzzle. Once completed, that puzzle offers a dazzling panoramic portrait of this special Barolo territory.

WINE SPECTATOR
97

Wine Spectator

The purity of the fruit is the highlight of this red, with cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors permeating from start to finish. Add iron, tobacco and eucalyptus to the mix and this Barolo becomes complex and compelling. The firm structure melds nicely as the finish lingers. Best from 2023 through 2045.

DECANTER
98

Decanter

Rocche di Castiglione is prized for its pure white, limestone rich soil which gives wines of extraordinary finesse and fragrance. It is epitomised here in Vietti's graceful and refined 2016. It's evocatively scented with wild forest berries, savoury spice and heady, almost truffle-like nuances. The buoyant, vigorous palate is mineral-driven and generous in red currant and raspberry flavours on a silky texture of fine tannins. As immediately captivating as this is, it has the bones for a solid couple of decades.