Vietti Lazzarito Barolo 2014

Original Price $154.00
Current Price $145.97

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96pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous
The Vietti Lazzarito Barolo needs a bit more time to get to peak readiness for drinking. Give it a spot on your top shelf until the time comes. On that day, we're dreaming of a foie gras appetizer on toasted brioche with brandied cherries on the side. Kind of a meeting of cultures... The terroir oozes from this wine, making it irresistible as it offers up its Piedmontese floral and herbal notes, elegant tannins and a hint of minerality. It is a gorgeous wine which will pair beautifully with meat and vegetarian dishes alike. You may want to have a first course of risotto ai funghi porcini or a truffle pasta. Follow that wth an eggplant parmesan or a rabbit stew depending on the temps outside and your mood. If you've never had an Italian Boschetto al Tartufo cheese, get your hands on some for the perfect final course with this vivacious Vietti. Saluta winelovers!

Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "In many ways, the gorgeous 2014 Barolo Lazzarito is the most surprising wine in the range. Once a stylistic outlier with a considerable French oak influence, today it is much closer to the other Barolos in terms of feel. Deep, dark and intense, with all of the energy of the year very much on display, the Lazzarito is super-expressive and shows a more red-toned profile than is the norm. Kirsch, mint, rose petal and chalk all develop in the glass, while beams of tannin and salinity give the wine shape and persistence. The weight and depth of Serralunga come through on the midpalate and into the finish. Even so, this is in a decidedly laid-back style for Serralunga. In 2014, I especially like the wine's aromatic presence. Drink 2026-2054." Feb 2018

Winery:  "Deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish. Pair with game, red meats and cheeses.

The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Lazzarito in Serralunga d’Alba, planted with roughly 4500 units per hectare. The vines have an avera- ge age of 35 years. The 2-hectare vineyard has a south- west exposure and a clay-limestone soil. Grapes are gently crushed and fermented for 4 weeks in stainless steel tank with skin contact. This time includes pre- and post- fermentative maceration with the traditional method of submerged cap. Malolactic is done in oak."

Bottle
750ml, cork                          
Varietal 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol 
14.0%
Aging 30 months in French oak barriques & Slovenian oak casks
Region Piedmont, Italy
Original Price $154.00
Current Price $145.97

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