Vietti Villero Riserva Barolo 2006 (750 ml)
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PRODUCT CODE: 60573810

Vietti Villero Riserva Barolo 2006 (750 ml)

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The last wine of the flight is the outstanding 2006 Barolo Riserva Villero. It literally bursts open to full force intensity and beauty. It’s a mind-blowing interpretation of the often austere and brooding Nebbiolo grape that shows abundant life and vigor. Dark leather, cured beef, pressed rose petal, candied fruit, prune, cola, dried herbs and crushed mineral emerge from the glass like an aromatic marching band. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035.

97 points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo (Michet clone)

Vineyard: Villero vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. South/South West exposure.

Winemaking: The Villero vineyard is located in the town of Castiglione Falletto and is facing south/ south-west, It has an area of slightly less than one hectare. The average age of the vines is 39 years old and the density is of 4.000 plants per hectare. In the 2006 vintage wine yield was 30 hectoliters per hectare.

After the alcoholic fermentation in steel tanks that lasts 20 days at a temperature of 32°C (89.6°F), the wine macerates on the skins for a total of 10 days. The wine is then immediately transferred into small barrels for the malolactic fermentation.

Aging: At the end of the malolactic fermentation, it stays for further aging in Slovenian oak casks of 30 hl. Bottled unfiltered on September 2009.