Vietti Barolo Brunate 2006

$134.99
$121.49

SKU 38692

750ml

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Intense ruby red. Dry, with generous body, harmoniously balanced and velvety texture. Classic, ripe red-fruit, long finish, rich and very elegant. Spices, violet, plums and intense tar, very typical for the Brunate vineyard. Food Pairings: Red meats, roasts, wild game.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Vietti
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastBravo! The Brunate cru has awarded Vietti with a stellar product: a wine that is unusually dark and plush with impressive intensity and crafted aromas of black fruit, spice, earth, licorice, balsam and gianduia chocolate-hazelnut spread. The soft, velvety texture is seductively delicious and the wine will age many long, glorious years.

Monica Larner, December 1, 2010
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2006 Barolo Brunate is a fat, juicy wine that comes across as more immediate than some of the other Barolos in this line-up. Smoke, tar and licorice meld into a core of gloriously ripe fruit. There is incredible density and richness to the Brunate, qualities that carry through to the impeccably round, harmonious finish. The Brunate sees a fermentation/maceration lasting roughly 21 days, which is the shortest among the estate's single-vineyard Barolos, but not entirely surprising for a wine made from this site, which lies on the La Morra/Barolo border. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. (96+)

February 2010
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA rich style, displaying plum, black cherry and spice aromas and flavors that persist through the long finish. The tannins are like a veneer on the aftertaste and need time to integrate. Just a little dry right now. Best from 2014 through 2030.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2011

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