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Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto Piedmont 2008

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Mauro Veglio talks about 2008 as a year with a rainy late summer and fall that was especially harmful to Dolcetto and Barbera, but less damaging to the Nebbioli. The 2008 harvest wrapped up in late October. Mauro Veglio describes 2008 as similar to 1998, a comparison I don't quite agree with, but that is the nature of wine. The 2008 single-vineyard Baroli saw roughly 35-40% new oak. Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, minerals and flowers, complicated by hints of mocha and leather. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a high pitch to the flavors of raspberry, flowers and mint. On the lean side but has more stuffing than the classico to carry its firm tannins. Finishes with a burst of cherry. ** SOLD OUT **

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Region: Italy » Piedmont

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Winery: Mauro Veglio
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Mauro Veglio:
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families... Read more
Our families were farmers for many generations, like many other families in the Langhe, and in the past all the grapes produced were destined to be sold to negociants and the big co-ops in the area. This method gave us little satisfaction because importance was not given to the quality of the grapes, but rather the quantity and the lowest price possible. We took over the farm from our families, then in 1992 Mauro decided to change following the example of his friend and neighbor, Elio Altare. He began to drastically reduce the number of grapes per hectare and started to vinify on his own in his new cantina. Utilizing shorter macerations with temperature controlled rotary-fermenters and aging in small oak barrels, he started to produce, little by little, wines that were more elegant and less aggressive thanks to the reduced tannins even if the wines were more concentrated because of the higher quality grapes. The farm consists of approximately 12 hectares in the communes of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba and we produce about 60,000 bottles, half of which is Barolo DOCG. This size allows Mauro to keep a direct control on all production processes, in the vineyards as well as in cellar, maintaining high quality and making necessary investments in new technology and machinery. Read less

External Reviews for Mauro Veglio Barolo Castelletto Piedmont

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/29/2014

Mauro Veglio talks about 2008 as a year with a rainy late summer and fall that was especially harmful to Dolcetto and Barbera, but less damaging to the Nebbioli. The 2008 harvest wrapped up in late October. Mauro Veglio describes 2008 as similar to 1998, a comparison I don't quite agree with, but that is the nature of wine. The 2008 single-vineyard Baroli saw roughly 35-40% new oak. Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, minerals and flowers, complicated by hints of mocha and leather. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a high pitch to the flavors of raspberry, flowers and mint. On the lean side but has more stuffing than the classico to carry its firm tannins. Finishes with a burst of cherry. ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/26/2014

Mauro Veglio talks about 2008 as a year with a rainy late summer and fall that was especially harmful to Dolcetto and Barbera, but less damaging to the Nebbioli. The 2008 harvest wrapped up in late October. Mauro Veglio describes 2008 as similar to 1998, a comparison I don't quite agree with, but that is the nature of wine. The 2008 single-vineyard Baroli saw roughly 35-40% new oak. Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, minerals and flowers, complicated by hints of mocha and leather. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a high pitch to the flavors of raspberry, flowers and mint. On the lean side but has more stuffing than the classico to carry its firm tannins. Finishes with a burst of cherry. ** Only 2 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/03/2013

Mauro Veglio talks about 2008 as a year with a rainy late summer and fall that was especially harmful to Dolcetto and Barbera, but less damaging to the Nebbioli. The 2008 harvest wrapped up in late October. Mauro Veglio describes 2008 as similar to 1998, a comparison I don't quite agree with, but that is the nature of wine. The 2008 single-vineyard Baroli saw roughly 35-40% new oak. Good deep red. Aromas of black raspberry, minerals and flowers, complicated by hints of mocha and leather. Juicy and nicely delineated, with a high pitch to the flavors of raspberry, flowers and mint. On the lean side but has more stuffing than the classico to carry its firm tannins. Finishes with a burst of cherry.




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