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Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews





Vietti Barolo Castiglione




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2019 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews



95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“This is the most accessible Barolo from Vietti and the wine that casts the biggest net in terms of fruit sourcing from across many MGA sites. The 2019 Barolo Castiglione is a layered and generous wine that reflects the main takeaways offered by this very successful vintage. In fact, because this wine is not from a single site, it speaks more to the quality of the vintage than it does to any one specific vineyard. The Castiglione reveals generous richness and concern-treated cherry fruit with dark saturation and good structure that comes from the thicker skins developed on Nebbiolo grapes this year. It concludes with a salty mineral note that adds focus and elegance.”



94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2019 Barolo Castiglione is elegant, translucent and classy. Crushed red berry fruit, orange peel, mint, and cinnamon all grace this elegant, wonderfully nuanced Barolo from Vietti. I especially admire the energy here. In many vintages, the Castiglione is easygoing and quite accessible, but I see the 2019 needing a few more years to come into its own. I especially admire its focus and cut.”



93 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“Moving into more classically styled Barolo, the 2019 Barolo Castiglione has benchmark pure aromas and character of blood orange, raspberry licorice, fresh herbs, and fresh red flowers. It is taut with good intensity and is gripping with ripe tannins, driving but not harsh acidity, and a rocky mineral texture. Pure and clean, with red berries, turned earth, and bergamot, this is another outstanding entry to the range of Barolo from Vietti that will be deserving of time in cellar and drink well 2025-2040.”




2018 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews


94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Vietti has the enormous advantage of 10 MGA sites at its disposition for blending purposes (and for making single-vineyard wines). This allows them to select the fruit they want to best express any one vintage. The 2018 Barolo Castiglione draws upon those 10 sites (including the recent additions of Mosconi, Ginestra, Bricco Ravera, and Briccolina) to make what is ultimately its best-selling wine (with 35,000 bottles released). This classic rendition is tonic and clean with varietal tones of wild berry, rose, and rusty nail.”


92 Pointz James Suckling


“Plenty of wild-berry character to the nose and palate. Medium-bodied with good fruit focus and firm tannin that will need a year or two to soften. Bright and youthful. Give it time. Best from 2024.”



92 points Vinous


“The 2018 Barolo Castiglione is bright, fresh and delineated. Crushed red berry fruit, white pepper, chalk, mint, and rose petal all run through this gorgeous, sculpted Barolo. The purity of the fruit and overall energy here are captivating. I would cellar the 2018 for at least a few years. It's a gorgeous wine in the making.”


91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A savory version, boasting eucalyptus, juniper, earth, and tobacco aromas and flavors around a core of cherry. Firm and dry, with a chalky feel on the finish. Elegant and refined. Best from 2025 through 2037. 8,346 cases made, 1,800 cases imported.”




2017 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews



94 Pointz James Suckling


“There’s such purity of fruit to this with both dried and ripe strawberries and citrus rind. It’s full-bodied and structured with layers of ripe tannins that are fine and polished. Tight at the end. Give this two or three years to open and soften.”


93 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“Castiglione is from a collection of vineyards across Barolo, from vines that are 10 to 45 years old. Each of the parcels are fermented and aged separately prior to the final blending and are aged for approximately 30 months in oak casks and barriques. The 2017 Barolo Castiglione has pure aromas of fennel, fresh cherry, and cinnamon. Balanced and energetic on the palate, there is ripe cranberry, blood orange, and dried roses, with fine tannins. Vibrant and approachable out of the gate, this is a wonderful entry from the Vietti estate.”


93 Pointz Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


“This is one of the most versatile wines to emerge from Italy in recent years. A bread and butter winner for Vietti, the 2017 Barolo Castiglione is sharply contoured and bright, with an excellent quality of fruit that can be described as crisp, tonic, and rich. That extra concentration comes in part from the hot vintage; however, the greater Castiglione growing area delivers consistent quality and persistence above all else.”


93 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“Vietti’s blended Barolo is bold and ripe in the 2017 vintage, its red-cherry and strawberry flavors framed by ferrous tannins that infuse the wine with cool energy. As usual, two-thirds of the fruit for Castiglione comes from Ravera, a cool corner of Barolo where winds from the Alps helped preserve acidity and kept the fruit tones crunchy and bright. Scents of fresh violets and rose petals accent the wine and add to its appeal.”


92 Pointz Vinous


“The 2017 Vietti Barolo Castiglione is a wild, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, tobacco, new leather, and rose petal all flesh out in this ample, voluptuous Barolo from Vietti. The 2017 is a wine of significant heft hidden behind a wall of tannin. Give it a few years to soften or open it well in advance. Time brings out striking translucence as well as finesse.”


90 Pointz Wine Spectator


“This is rich and round, delivering cherry, plum, tar, and menthol flavors. Dense with tannins, this shows a rustic side on the dry finish, yet remains long and echoing cherry and berry notes.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


90 Pointz Decanter


“From a selection of small vineyards in Castiglione Falletto, with vines aged between 10 and 43 years old planted on clay-limestone soils. Castiglione is aged for about 30 months in oak casks as well as barriques, and the result is a wine with intense violet and orange peel notes over red fruit aromas, with spices in depth. Tense and supple, the palate features assertive tannins at present but has the shoulders to age well, improving both integration and complexity.”




2016 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews



95 Pointz Jeb Dunnuck


“Lastly, the 2016 Barolo Castiglione from Vietti shows the warmer style of the vintage with its ripe, sexy style yet has a wonderful elegance as well as medium to full body, ripe, integrated tannins, and layered notes of black raspberries, cherries, spring flowers, orange blossom, and violets. It's not massive, but it’s beautifully complex, with plenty of richness and depth on the mid-palate, and shows the sunny, sexy style of the vintage, followed by a great finish.”


95 Pointz James Suckling


“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.”


94 Pointz Vinous


“The 2016 Vietti 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!”


94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“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.”



94 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“This wine is the most accessible of Luca Currado’s Barolos in its youth. He vinifies the fruit from single crus across multiple communes, keeping the lots separate, then blind-tastes the wines to create the blend before selecting the most appropriate casks for aging the wine. His 2016 feels fresh and floral with flavors of dark cherry and tobacco edged in wild thyme.”


93 Pointz Wine Spectator


“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.:


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“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.”




2015 Vietti Barolo Castiglione Reviews


95 Pointzs Jeb Dunnuck


“Lastly, the 2016 Barolo Castiglione from Vietti shows the warmer style of the vintage with its ripe, sexy style yet has a wonderful elegance as well as medium to full body, ripe, integrated tannins, and layered notes of black raspberries, cherries, spring flowers, orange blossom, and violets. It's not massive, but it’s beautifully complex, with plenty of richness and depth on the mid-palate, and shows the sunny, sexy style of the vintage, followed by a great finish.”


95 Pointz James Suckling


“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.”


94 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“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.”


94 Pointz Vinous


“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!”


94 Pointz Wine & Spirits


“This wine is the most accessible of Luca Currado’s Barolos in its youth. He vinifies the fruit from single crus across multiple communes, keeping the lots separate, then blind-tastes the wines to create the blend before selecting the most appropriate casks for aging the wine. His 2016 feels fresh and floral with flavors of dark cherry and tobacco edged in wild thyme.”


93 points Wine Spectator


“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.”


Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom


93 Pointz Decanter


“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.”




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