A pale yellow color with aromas of fresh florals, citrus and melons with hints of almonds. An elegant, medium-bodied wine with crisp acidity, good complexity and a lingering finish.
The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. The estate, which has been in the Vietti family for four generations, is based in the village of Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont’s Langhe region. In 1919 Mario Vietti transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing and wine producing business, creating the first Vietti labeled wines. Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barolo and Barbera. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map. In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One and Long Vineyards, and Bordeaux’s Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of modern and traditional practices. He eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age.
|Fruit from 26+ year old vines planted in Santo Stefano Roero area was crushed, pressed and clarified. The wine fermented in stainless steel autoclaves at controlled temperatures to preserve some natural CO2. Malolactic was blocked and the wine was transferred to stainless steel tanks until bottling.
|Geographical location of the vineyard: Roero area
Grape from which it is produced: Arneis 100%
Aging: released six months after the harvest. It should be drunk within the first year in order to fully appreciate its fruitness and freshness.
Color: white to straw white.
Bouquet: notable, fresh and seductive.
Taste: dry but not sharp, persistent, notable elegance, smooth and velvety, with body and undertone of peaches, pears and apples.
Gastronomy: fish, smoked foods, salmon; excellent with asparagus prepares with butter and grated Parmigiano. Recommended as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 11°C - 53°F.
|Based in Castiglione Falletto in Piedmont's Langhe wine region, the Vietti winery is
owned by the family's fourth generation. In 1919 Mario Vietti made the first Vietti
labeled wines. By mid-century Alfredo Currado married Mario's daughter and made a
name for Vietti's single vineyard Barbera and Barolo. Alfredo was one of the first to
select and vinify grapes from single vineyards, a radical concept at the time. He also
put the varietal Arneis on the wine map and is recognized as the father of Arneis. In
1990, Luca Vietti joined the family business as winemaker after working at California's
Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild. His
innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. He eliminated equipment that
measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive approach. Vietti organically farms more than 25 single
vineyards with vines up to 90 years of age. In 1970, the Viettis began an original artwork label program. This series
was exhibited at New York's MoMA in 1996. The last six editions have been dedicated entirely to the Villero Riserva