NAPA, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — Fifth generation Italian wine producer Vietti has received the only 100-point rating from The Wine Advocate for the 2007 Barolo vintage. Italian wine critic Monica Larner recently profiled current releases from Piedmont, donning Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero with a perfect score. It also received 96+ points from critic Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media, who called the wine “a flat-out stunner” and 98 points from critic James Suckling who declared “This is a Barolo forever.”
The 2007 Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero is part of the winery’s unique art label collection, a tradition that the family has been practicing for over 40 years. Chinese artist Qiu Guangping created the 2007 label. The Riserva bottling is only produced in exceptional vintages. The Villero vineyard is one of Piedmont’s most famous cru vineyards in Castiglione Falletto.
Larner calls the wine “of staggering beauty and downright flawlessness…” She adds, “I tasted 1,200 wines during my stay in Piedmontand can say without a doubt that no wine impressed me more than Vietti’s 2007 Barolo Riserva Villero. I remember the wine vividly as if I had a glass in front of me now. In fact, I have not been able to shake the memory of the wine’s profound beauty. It is etched deep into my tasting memory. Luca Currado is an immensely talented winemaker and I am absolutely convinced that this is the finest bottle he has made to date. It is the culmination of a career that is only partially complete, and this is great news for all of us who admire his work. It is a symbol of the promise to come.” Full review: http://bit.ly/1J1NTpA.
Vietti wines are imported exclusively by Dalla Terra Winery Direct® and offered at an incredible value due to their unique business model, which forgoes the traditional three-tiered distribution system. It allows distributors to purchase and ship wine direct from wineries, eliminating an average of 25% in mark-ups on each bottle imported.
Vietti winery, owned by the family’s fifth generation, is based in the heart of Piedmont’s famous “Langhe” region. While they have made wine for two centuries, the first Vietti-labeled wines were produced by third-generation Mario, who transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing winery. In 1952, Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barberas and Barolos. Alfredo was responsible for bringing the native Piedmont varietal, Arneis, into production as a varietal wine. In 1990, their son Luca became winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux’sMouton-Rothschild. Luca has been instrumental in expanding Vietti’s vineyard holdings in Barolo, and today owns land in all 11 communes.