The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th century, but it was only at the beginning of the 20th century that Vietti started to bottle up its own wines. Patriarch Mario Vietti, started in 1919 with the first Vietti wines and sold most of the production in Italy. Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery soon grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries
to export its wines to, among others, the USA. Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero), a radical concept at the time. The Currados have three children, Emanuela, Elisabetta and Luca involved in production and marketing. The estate now stands at 35 hectares and the cellars are based in Castiglione Falleto. After the fermentation in steel tanks the Barolo is aged for 24 months in large Slavonian oak casks and bottled without filtration. The Cru Barolos undergo the same process in addition to an extra six months’ ageing in smaller oak barriques. These are some of Barolos very best.
Barolo is greatest, most intense and expressive display of the Northern Italian grape variety Nebbiolo. The name is given to bottles from the Piedmont area, made exclusively from Nebbiolo, and coming from the five core towns of Barolo, La Morra, Serralunga d'Alba, Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d'Alba, along with certain other peripherary villages. The wines offer power, aromatics and longevity that is almost unmatched elsewhere in Italy, perhaps the world. Top, forward thinking producers have pushed huge changes in the winemaking culture of the area, and as a result finer, purer Barolo is being produced than ever before.