Vietti, Barolo Villero Riserva 2012Regular price $440.00 Save $-440.00
Even though the Vietti family has been making wine for four generations, the pivoting moment did not come until Luciana Vietti married the artist connoisseur and winemaker Alfredo Currado. Historically, Barolo wine was a volume wine, often using as much fruit as possible sourced from multiple vineyards. Alfredo was one of the first to make a Barolo cru wine—that is sourcing all the fruit from one vineyard. He was also responsible for the rediscovery of the Arneis variety, which was almost extinct. Alfredo and Luciana began traveling overseas in the 1960s and were one of the first wineries in that area to export to America. Their son and his wife, Luca and Elene Currado, continue to add more crus to the Vietti label, and now make several white and red wines each vintage.
Vietti farms under a hectare of Nebbiolo from the Villero vineyard just outside of Castiglione Falleto. Here the vines are 43 years old on average. The wine ages for over two and a half years in small and large Slavonian oak casks. The wine continues its ageing for another four years in bottle before it’s finally released.