Vietti lazzarito

Barolo, "Lazzarito" 2010

Vietti

Recognized as a top Barolo cru since the 1700s. 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.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation/ava:
Borolo
Vineyard designation:
Lazzarito
Vintage:
2010
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Nebbiolo
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
96

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Aging:
French oak barrels (8 months), Slovenian casks (24 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
About 1025

Reviews

  • "96 points. 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." (vinous media)
  • "94 points. 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." (International Wine Cellar)

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