The 2014 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito is one of great boldness, depth and passion. Indeed, despite the perceived difficulties regarding the 2014 vintage, winemaker Luca Currado regards 2014 as one of the most impressive vintages produced by Vietti.
This is an outstanding, powerhouse of a Nebbiolo/Barolo, and should be aptly cellared to unlocked its full potential.
This wine represents a tremendous effort. The 2014 Barolo Lazzarito is a powerhouse Nebbiolo. Luca Currado tells me that this is one of the best vintages he has ever made. I felt it important to record his comment here because it comes as a very refreshing affirmation given all the controversy and naysaying that surrounds the 2014 vintage. Lazzarito vines sit in a shallow amphitheater that tends to lock in the summer heat. Indeed, this vineyard site suffers most in the scorching hot years and performs best in the coolest years. The bouquet is opulent and bold with black fruit and distinct traces of sweet chocolate and espresso. The mouthfeel is succulent and rich in natural fruit fiber and sweet tannins.