Domaine Vietti | A lesson in identity at the heart of the Langhe

Always on the lookout for wines with a strong identity, the iDealwine team has struck gold with this remarkable, family domain, located on Piedmont’s Langhe hills in a small, medieval town. Domaine Vietti has been operating since the early 20th century, evolving from a precursor into a regional symbol.

A little, medieval village sheltered by the Langhe hills, Castiglione Falletto is distinguished by the Vietti domain, brought to the pinnacle of the appellation by four generations of winemakers who have been working since the early 20th century. It was following the end of the First World War, in 1919, that Mario Vietti decided to dedicate his property to winemaking and create his own wines…that the Italians have welcomed with open arms!

After Mario Vietti passed away in 1960, Luciana Vietti and her husband Alfredo Currado had no intention of cutting his preliminary success short. They contributed greatly to the domain’s economic growth, making wines from grapes grown at the domain itself and sorted from neighbouring vineyards. Wine lovers across the Atlantic are great fans of his work, but Alfredo Currado surprises even more than his peers with his single-parcel vinifications and his passion for Arnéis, a white, native grape variety formerly forgotten in time. Thanks to Currado’s drive, this grape variety rediscovered its sophistication, becoming the pride of the Roero appellation, located to the north of its prestigious neighbour, Nebbiolo.

During this period, the trend was for standardisation in the wine industry, but Domaine Vietti wanted to stand out, taking this opportunity to offer wines with individual character. And to do this, the yields were, and remain, limited. In the cellar, the length of the maceration depends on the vintage, then there is a maturation of 16 months in French casks and Croatian oak barrels. Bottling is carried out without fining or filtering in order to confer great concentration and exceptional longevity to the wines.

Today, the Vietti estate is managed by Alfredo and Luciana Currado’s son Luca and his wife Elena. Together they are seeking to highlight the Langhe and Alba regions’ terroirs, crafting marvels with Barbera, a grape variety marked by aromas of cherry, prune and black pepper, all underscored by a beautiful acidity that ensures its legendary ageing potential.

Here are the Vietti wines available at iDealwine

And if you’re curious about other Italian wines, take a look at our selection

Dolcetto d’Alba Tre Vigne

This cuvée is a 100% Dolcetto, a grape variety from the Langhe hills in Piedmont that Luca Currado  found great interest in, having made it their project to craft wines with a strong identity. This cuvée gives off delicious aromas of red and black fruits, a veritable basket of cherries, blueberries and raspberries. On the palate, this is a well-balanced wine with supple tannins. It has a lovely acidity that brings a certain freshness.

Barolo Ravera

Leather, tobacco, peppery spices, dark fruits and floral fragrances. All of these words can be used to describe he nose of this rich cuvée. On the palate this is a classic Barolo, powerful and concentrated with intense tannins due to a 4-week fermentation in contact with the grape skins. This 100% Nebbiolo comes from a single terroir called Ravera in Novello.

Barolo Castiglione

The label on this bottle is enough to tempt you. This is a cuvée characterised by notes of red fruit, chocolate and spices. On the palate, it is tannic and powerful, both complex and fresh. To craft it, the grapes are meticulously selected from Barolo parcels. We recommend enjoying this wine alongside a meat dish such as game or red meat…what will you choose?

Barolo Lazzarito

This is a floral and aromatic wine with an enchanting bouquet. A delicious cuvée with a deep, red colour, and notes of fig and prune. On the palate it has exceptional power, bringing a gentle sweetness and a lingering finish that caresses the palate.

Barbera d’Alba Tre Vigne

As its name suggests, this cuvée is a single-variety Barbera wine aged between 25 and 40 years. After an attentive growth in clay and chalk soil, the grapes underwent alcoholic fermentation for two weeks in steel vats before being matured for a year in casks and steel vats. This wine is ruby red in colour, giving off notes of ripe, black cherry and vanilla. With its round and supple tannins, it will go nicely with grilled vegetables, soups and delicate meat dishes in light sauce.

Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne

To create this cuvée, the domain carried out a cold maceration and a 2-week alcoholic fermentation in steel containers in order to preserve the grape variety’s delicate character. After this, post-fermentation maceration and an 18-month élevage in casks, barrels and steel containers have given this wine great structure and complexity. What we find upon tasting this is a wine that is nicely balanced between minerality and vanilla notes, with a fine acidity and structure.07