The 2018 Barolo Lazzarito represents Vietti's interpretation of Serralunga d'Alba, the village often associated with the most powerful wines in the appellation. The Lazzarito completes its secondary fermentation in barrique over three months and is then racked into large oak botti for an additional two years of aging. With some 8,000 bottles produced in this smaller vintage, the wine is very indicative of its geographic origins with tight black fruit, rusty nail, blood orange and earth. Compared to the others in this series, this wine delivers more lasting tannic power. A bit salty and savory now, it is well suited to long aging.
The 2018 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito has intense aromas of very ripe, perfumed red fruits with a touch of rose petals, lightly coated in cream and spice. Heady with rose water notes, it takes on a hint of orange rind on standing. It is round and concentrated in the middle, with an extremely silky texture and an impressive finish, with the fine and silty tannins integrating into the body of the wine. Intriguing. Wait 2-3 years and drink for 20-25.