Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2013

Vietti is one of the most iconic producers in Piedmont. Castiglione is made from the best grapes coming from several organic vineyards. Vietti keeps the yield extra low, like Voerzio, 20 hl/hectare and harvests as late as possible to get the most intense and concentrated juice for his signature "powerhouse" Nebbiolo wines. The wine is ages 24-30 months in oak. 

Generous flavours of Barolo dominated by red fruit, cigar and rose petal. The wine has a good structure, grippy tannins, fresh acidity and fruit intensity, which will age beautifully. 

Drink now - 2035

(€58,67 / liter)


Type: Red Producer: Vietti Appellation: Barolo DOCG Vintage: 2013 Grape: Nebbiolo Country: Italy Region: Piedmont Style: Savory and classic Alcohol: 14% Content: 750ml Allergens: Contains Sulfites


93+ Robert Parker-Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is a terrific success story. This is the estate's bread and butter Barolo. Fruit is sourced throughout the Castiglione Falletto township. The wine is consistent and steady, offering amazing value and quality with each new release. The nose is generous and full. It imparts fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas with tar, smoke and licorice at the back. Evident structure gives the wine a firm backbone and will carry it through the next decade of cellar aging." —by Monica Larner
93+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is rich, powerful and intense, especially for what is the estate's entry-level Barolo. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol are all used together. Intense and voluptuous, the Castiglione shows the richer, more intense side of the vintage. Time in the glass helps release the aromatics and the brighter side of Nebbiolo. Quite simply, the 2013 is a super Barolo Castiglione that is starting to close the qualitative gap with the single vineyard Barolos. 
93 points James Suckling
This is a very fruit-forward Barolo with lots of dried-berry and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, round and soft-textured. Generous. Drink in 2018
92 points Wine Spectator
Dense and firm, with a tightly wound core of cherry, strawberry, iron, stone and tobacco flavors. The tannins are assertive yet refined. Overall, this is balanced and long. Best from 2021 through 2035.