(From 1998 Vintage) Variety: 100% Nebbiolo Vineyard: The grapes are selected from the historical cru Brunate, located in La Morra, planted 4,500 plants per hectare. The vines are 40 years old and grown using the Guyot system. Vinification: The alcoholic fermentation occurs for 12 days at 30/32° C in stainless steel tanks with automatic and manual pumping up, which is followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged for 12 months in used French barrels, followed by an additional 24 months in cask, then asse...
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Wine & SpiritsViettirsquo;s 2004 Barolo Castiglione is superb. This impressively rich, concentrated Barolo is fresh and perfumed, with plenty of sweet fruit supported by awesome structure and power. With air delicate notes of herbs and tobacco emerge, adding further complexity. With this effort, the Castiglione bottling takes an important step in Curradorsquo;s plan to make this wine much closer in quality to his single-vineyard offerings. No longer the accessible easy going wine it once was, the 2004 is a big, big wine. The Castiglione is made from a variety of plots, many of which are too small to vinify read more...separately for purely practical reasons. These include Bricco Fiasco, Ravera, Fossati, Bussia and Le Coste (Monforte). Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2022. (hide)