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Vietti "Lazzarito" Barolo DOCG 2011 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 92]
Vietti "Lazzarito" Barolo DOCG 2011 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 95] [JS 92]


 
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Winery: Vietti
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: VIETTIBAROLOLAZZARITO11-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Deep garnet red in color. Richly rounded with a robust and velvety texture; intensely aromatic with hints of figs and plums. Elegant with soft and sweet tannins, followed by a long finish.

Food Pairings: Game, red meats, cheeses

Winemaking:
The grapes are selected from the single vineyard Lazzarito in Serralunga d’Alba, which has 4.500 plants by hectare and with an age of 39 years. The surface is of 1.7 hectares with a low yields of 26 hl/ha. Calcareous-clay soil. The grapes are harvested and gently pressed; their juice ferments for 27 days in stainless steel tanks at 30-32° C (86-90° F).
Daily open air pumping-over using the old system of the “submerged cap.” Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Lazzarito vineyard is one of the most famous “crus” of Serralunga d’Alba. It’s our most modern interpretation of Barolo.

Aging: The wine is aged for 7 months in French oak barrels and 25 in Slovenian oak casks. Bottled unfiltered on July 2014.

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Alcohol: 14,85% Alc. by vol.
Total Acidity: 5.78 g/L.
Total dry extract: 30.9 g/L

Ratings & Reviews
95 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2011 Barolo Lazzarito is fabulous in this vintage. Rich, ample and structured, the 2011 is both opulent and savory in style. Iron, plums, dark red cherries, smoke, licorice and tobacco meld together in a remarkably harmonious young Serralunga Barolo. This is the first year the Vietti Lazzarito includes a second recently acquired parcel, which may be one of the factors that influences quality, but at the same time, the Lazzarito has been the most improved Barolo in the range. All the elements come together in the 2011, a wine that has it all. This is a great showing from the Lazzarito. Best of all, readers won't have to wait forever to enjoy this beautiful, pedigreed Barolo." - Antonio Galloni (November 2014)

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Lots of gorgeous fruit here with dried berry and walnut plus hints of hazelnuts. Full body, integrated tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Very youthful and direct. Give it two or three years of bottle age." - (April 13th, 2015)


96 Points - Antonio Galloni (2010 Vintage):
"The 2010 Barolo Lazzarito is impeccably polished, silky and refined, especially for a Serralunga Barolo. Mint, violets, black fruit, smoke and deep layers of spices are some of the many notes that flesh out on the inviting, textured finish. Today, the Lazzarito is incredibly primary to the point of being raw and undeveloped, but it is explosive, bursting with energy and flat-out great. This is also the first recent vintage I can remember tasting where the French oak is more in line with the other single-vineyard Barolos. " (Jan 2014)

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2010 Vintage):
"With recently expanded acquisitions in this vineyard cru, the 2010 Barolo Lazzarito shows an expansive personality with pretty tones of crushed rose and red berry fruit that give the wine a delicate, feminine approach. Like the other wines in Luca’s portfolio of new releases, this Barolo is years away from its prime drinking potential. The next ten years should see a steady evolution of aromas stemming from the spice, tar and licorice layers already on display despite the wine’s young age. The mouthfeel is fine and polished with a great sense of purity and balanced freshness. Drink: 2018-2035." - Monica Larner (Jul 2014)

94 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2010 Vintage):
"Good full red. Musky strawberry, pungent raspberry, game and minerals on the enticing nose. Elegant, silky and juicy, with terrific cut and lift to the red berry and blood orange flavors. Showcases the energy of the 2010 vintage at its best; in fact, this makes the 2009 Lazzarito seem almost raisiny by comparison. The juicy, slowly mounting finish features suave tannins and a lingering suggestion of orange. This beauty is sexy already but has the spine to evolve positively in bottle for 15 years. " (Nov/Dec 2013)

93 Points - James Suckling (2010 Vintage):
"A subtle combination of dried-berry, tobacco and cedar character follows through to a full body with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely layers. Better in 2015. " (Apr 14, 2014)

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 vintage):

"Luca recently purchased more land in the Lazzarito cru. The 2009 Barolo Lazzarito delivers subdued notes of red rose and violet that build in intensity as the wine takes on more air in the glass. Black fruit, plum, cassis, leather, tar and licorice soon follow suit. This wine is an absolute, drop-dead stunner. Its tannic crispness makes it feel lively and buoyant in the mouth. The wine shows heft and importance that become firmly etched in the mouth. Each time I went back to the glass, the wine told a new story. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2035." -Monica Larner" (June 2013)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2008 vintage):
"The 2008 Barolo Lazzarito comes across as remarkably primary. Dark red fruit, iron, tar, smoke, wild flowers and minerals are all wrapped aroud a serious intense, mid-palate and finish. Today the 2008 comes across as a bit tightly wound, but that is the personality of the year. The balance of fruit, structure and oak is superb. Layers of fruit flow through to the firm, authoritative finish. This is impressive juice. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028." - Antonio Galloni (April 2012)


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