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.
|Score: 93+||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2017|
This is a very fruit-forward Barolo with lots of dried-berry and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, round and soft-textured. Generous. Drink in 2018.
|Score: 93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, January 2017|
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
|Score: 93+||Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
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 wine. Ideally it needs a couple more years but it can be drunk now (and very much enjoyed), after an hour in a decanter.
|Score: 17||Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, October 2017|
Castiglione Falletto. Beautiful glowing ruby. Fine earthy nose, but right now quite backward. Succulent palate with a powerful tannic structure. Really long and a little vibrant. Firm, long red-fruit finish.
|Score: 17||Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, December 2016|