Barolo Riserva 'San Pietro' DOCG, 2013, Domaine Giovanni Viberti, Piedmont
Putting the fine in fine wine, this Barolo will never fail to impress. Viberti only make this wine using the best grapes, from the best spots, in the best years, so you might say quality control is a priority…
The Four Point Lowdown
- Ripe cherries, and moreish sweet spices and herbs
- Wonderfully silky and seductive
- Matches beautifully with a meaty pasta
- Perfect for when you want to impress
About this wine
This wine is what's called 'single vineyard' meaning the grapes are all from one plot - the San Pietro vineyard in Barolo, chosen both for their ability to show what true Barolo is all about, and for their ability to evolve and improve over time.
There are so many flavours going on in this wine, you can drink the whole bottle and get a different flavour with every sip! There are layers of ripe red cherry fruits, sweet spices like cinnamon and star anise, and herbal, floral notes, all of which are balanced between acidity and a silky smooth texture. It takes real skill to make a wine this complex taste so effortless, so pour yourself a glass and taste the rainbow.
DOCG in the name of this bottle means the strictest regulations have been followed in the winemaking process. If you've spotted that this wine is from 2013, and think it might be getting on a bit, don't worry, this wine will continue to delight for decades to come.
What Makes It So Grape?
Produced in Piedmont, Italy
Piedmont, located in the north-west of Italy, has a long and distinguished wine making history. Nebbiolo is it's most esteemed grape variery, named after the famous fog (the Italian for fog is Nebbia) of the region. Nebbiolo is the grape variety behind Barolo, but the Piedmont region is certainly not a one-trick-pony, also producing quality Barbera d'Alba, Barbera d'Asti, and Dolcetto.
The Viberti winery was founded in the early 1900s, when Antonio Viberti purchased an inn in the Vergne district of Barolo, known as “Al Buon Padre”, along with an adjoining farm that produced the wine served in the trattoria. At that time, Antonio sold the wines he made exclusively in the restaurant. Today at Viberti Giovanni, Claudio, the youngest son, represents the third generation to run the family business. We've been friends with Claudio for many years and are always proud to share his delicious wines.