2013 Barolo Castiglione, Vietti - “A Terrific Success” and “Amazing Value And Quality”

Vietti is one of the oldest and very best producers in Piedmont. Whilst they have a huge range of wines from some of the very best sites in the region, their entry level Barolo – named Castiglione – is a wine that Antonio Galloni says “…may very well be the single most compelling value in Barolo today.”

Made from a selection of grapes from several areas within the region, Castiglione costs around a quarter of the price of Vietti’s single vineyard wines. The surprise is that there is a level of complexity and depth to this cuvée that belies its entry level status and low price point within the Vietti portfolio. Every vintage there seems to be a consensus of opinion amongst wine critics that this wine comfortably outperforms its standing. Several of us here at Farr Vintners are enjoying drinking this wine at home because, whilst it will last for at least 10 years plus, after an hour in a decanter it is sublime now.

Add into the mix that 2013 was fantastic across Piedmont and that Vietti’s winemaker, Luca Currado, says that it might be his best vintage yet (out of 28 that he has made) and you have an extremely compelling proposition!

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine is in stock, immediately available for delivery

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts GBP
Per Score Help
Italy2013Barolo Castiglione, ViettiBT108360.00cs93+ AGAdd to Basket
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

"A blend from Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello, this wine has an extremely expressive nose packed full of ripe cherry fruit, smoky notes and exotic spice. The palate has a firm structure but there is so much fruit here that the tannins only really kick in towards the finish. There is lots going on too – pure, elegant yet rich fruit and plenty of savoury elements too. Remarkable to think that this is Vietti’s entry level wine. Ideally it needs a couple more years but it can be drunk now (and very much enjoyed), after an hour in a decanter.”

17 points, Farr Vintners

"The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is rich, powerful and intense, especially for what is the estate's entry-level Barolo. Dark cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol are all used together. Intense and voluptuous, the Castiglione shows the richer, more intense side of the vintage. Time in the glass helps release the aromatics and the brighter side of Nebbiolo. Quite simply, the 2013 is a super Barolo Castiglione that is starting to close the qualitative gap with the single vineyard Barolos. Drink 2019-2043.”

93+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com

"The 2013 Barolo Castiglione is a terrific success story. This is the estate's bread and butter Barolo. Fruit is sourced throughout the Castiglione Falletto township. The wine is consistent and steady, offering amazing value and quality with each new release. The nose is generous and full. It imparts fresh fruit and dark cherry aromas with tar, smoke and licorice at the back. Evident structure gives the wine a firm backbone and will carry it through the next decade of cellar aging. Drink Date 2019-2030”

93+ points, Monica Larner

Minimum Order – 6 bottles
This wine is in stock, immediately available for delivery