Barolo “Castiglione” DOCG 2016
Vietti | Piedmont
Vietti s.r.l. | Piazza Vittorio Veneto 5 | IT 12060 Castiglione Falletto
Barolo Castiglione is the best value of the house's five Barolos and impressively demonstrates Vietti's high level. It begins its grand entrance with dense aromas of dried cherries, plums and tar and then adds notes of white flowers and spices. Mineral shadings and memories of smoked meat follow. Equally layered and complex on the palate, grippy the silky tannins. It has a fine fruit and finesse already in younger years, which identifies it as one of the outstanding representatives of the appellation. SUPERIORE.DE
"Dark shining ruby red. Open and inviting nose of very lush strawberries, underpinned by elegant spice, orange marmalade, violet scent. Shows up on the palate with tightly woven tannin and dense drink, lush cranberry, mineral undertones, bright finish, has power!" Falstaff
"While the exact blend of parcels varies from year to year, the backbone of Castiglione always comes from the Ravera cru of Novello. It has a dark and brooding character and takes time to open up. Winter mint, cedar and an intriguing earthiness offset nuances of red cherry and violets as they slowly emerge. Firm, vertical tannins shore up the palate but remain effortlessly sophisticated in this powerful and dense Barolo." Decanter
"Appealing aromas and flavors of rose, black currant, cherry, earth and tobacco mark this harmonious red, which is beautifully balanced and lingers with accents of fruit, earth and tobacco." Wine Spectator
"The 2016 Barolo Castiglione is a dazzling wine that will show readers just how compelling this vintage is, even among entry-level wines from top producers. Rich, ample and explosive, the 2016 possesses tremendous richness and resonance from the very first taste. Bright red cherry and red plum fruit, wild flowers, mint, blood orange and spice build as this sumptuous, dramatic Barolo shows all it's got. As always, the Castiglione is built on a core of fruit from Ravera. In 2016, the Castiglione benefits from the inclusion of several new sites, including Ginestra, Mosconi, Bricco Ravera (in Monforte), Le Coste, Costabelle, Meriame, Briccolina and Codana. All I can say is: What a wine!" Vinous
"The Vietti 2016 Barolo Castiglione opens to a grounded and authentic profile with hints of mint, balsam herb and tilled earth. The primary fruit is neatly folded into all those other components, and all received equal billing when the final results are counted. The entry-level Castiglione is always the most accessible of Vietti's Baroli, but this vintage shows a heightened level of intensity, complexity and freshness. Those silky tannins are followed by beautiful menthol brightness. This is a real charmer." Robert Parker
"Tight and focused with racy, fine tannins. I like the bright fruit and vivid acidity. Cedar, berry and white-truffle flavors. Tight and linear. Needs time to open." James Suckling
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Reviews for Barolo “Castiglione” DOCG 2016
Fantastisch, wie erwartet.
Der Barolo Castiglione ist eine Assemblage aus den verschiedenen Lagen und ein empfehlens- und preiswerter Einstieg in die Welt der exzellenten Lagen-Barolo von Vietti.
Liegtim Keller zum Reifen, werde ihn nicht vor 2025 verkosten.
Bester Barolo im kurzen Test! Unglaublich dicht und komplex mit einem überragend langen Abgang.
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