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Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Rocche 1970

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

While also very pale this retained a nice shade of bronzed red color. Offering less sweetness on the nose when opened this shared the dried onion and herb notes but offered a bit more dried fruits and leather tones. In the mouth this is really well integrated and gentle with less overt sweetness than the 67 but really lovely ripe acidity supporting fading berry fruit that turns citrussy on the finish. A bit lean and sinewy as is typical of the vintage with a touch of green tomato/green walnut on the austere finish. After 2 hours this had gained sweetness on the nose as well as somewhat floral but gave a sort of dull, matte impression that featured a dusty beet rootiness with hints of blood and mint. In the mouth this was softer than the 67 and more opulent with soft and round tannins that provided enough structure to keep this siky and elegant though without significant intensity or complexity. Still this remained sensualy enjoyable for its lovely resolved texture. This bottle probably underperformed for the vintage but we did catch it right in mid-downslope. Drink em if you got em.

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Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts) inspired by the wine of that particular vintage. The print run is the same as the number of bottles produced, and the first hundred labels are signed by the Artist. Each work is only used once, just for the wine of that vintage. Since the presenta... Read more
Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts) inspired by the wine of that particular vintage. The print run is the same as the number of bottles produced, and the first hundred labels are signed by the Artist. Each work is only used once, just for the wine of that vintage. Since the presentation of the 1982 Barolo Villero in 1988, the artist’s labels have been dedicated exclusively to the wines grown on this great vineyard. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Rocche

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
3.50 5
09/22/2008

While also very pale this retained a nice shade of bronzed red color. Offering less sweetness on the nose when opened this shared the dried onion and herb notes but offered a bit more dried fruits and leather tones. In the mouth this is really well integrated and gentle with less overt sweetness than the 67 but really lovely ripe acidity supporting fading berry fruit that turns citrussy on the finish. A bit lean and sinewy as is typical of the vintage with a touch of green tomato/green walnut on the austere finish. After 2 hours this had gained sweetness on the nose as well as somewhat floral but gave a sort of dull, matte impression that featured a dusty beet rootiness with hints of blood and mint. In the mouth this was softer than the 67 and more opulent with soft and round tannins that provided enough structure to keep this siky and elegant though without significant intensity or complexity. Still this remained sensualy enjoyable for its lovely resolved texture. This bottle probably underperformed for the vintage but we did catch it right in mid-downslope. Drink em if you got em.




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