Vietti Barolo Brunate 2007
“The 2007 Barolo Brunate is a stunner. Layers of dark fruit, mocha, chocolate, menthol, pine and spices emerge reluctantly from an inward, mysterious Barolo that captures the essence of one of Piedmont’s greatest sites. Structurally, it remains a powerhouse, with massive tannins, great body and fabulous length. The Brunate is one of the most improved wines at Vietti over the last few years, and is a huge success in this vintage”. (Antonio Galloni – The Wine Advocate – February, 2011).
In 2018 it remains mysterious, show slightly more evolved characters of leather, tobacco, truffle, sweet spice and forest floor. We love this wine!
The grapes are selected from the historical cru Brunate, located in La Morra, planted 4,600 plants per hectare. The vines are 45 years old and grown using the Guyot system. Grapes are gently crushed and fermented in stainless steel for 18 days at 30-32° C (86-90°F), with pumping of the juice over grape skins done by both machine and hand, followed by malolactic fermentation. Brunate in La Morra is one of the most famous “crus” of all Barolo area; this vintage is particularly interesting because it’s very easy to recognize the “terroir” in the wine.