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VIBERTI MONVIGLIERO Barolo DOCG – 2019 – $137.00

Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        
If you’re into Italian wine keep an eye out for wines from Verduno they are among my favourites in the Barolo region.

On the nose:

Rich rounded red fruits with dry flowers waft in and out, showing a little style and class.

In the mouth:

The first thing that struck me was the acid or lack of…That I have found in other 2019 vintages.
Although the colour being rather a light ruby red, showed all the traits of the 2019 vintage.
I personally found this wine to be rather polished. By polished I mean squeaky clean no rough edges the wine is pristine and smooth, with light acid and velvet-like tannins.
I was told the wine has been through malolactic fermentation, then is held in a bottle for almost two years before being released to the market.
I found the wine to be very accessible, you can pull the cork and dive right in It is so damn easy to drink, with a very smooth and soft rounded finish. Not a sharp edge to be found.
The other thing I discovered is that Viberti has two different coloured caps.
The golden caps identify the wines produced from grapes purchased from surrounding vineyards. And the red caps are the estate bottled wines.

Wine fact:

$137.00 is not cheap for a bottle of wine, however, you have to consider the labour costs; growing and pruning the vines, hand harvesting, and time spent ageing in oak barrels 2 years before it even goes into the bottle.
Then it has been sitting in the cellar for almost two years ageing gracefully and gathering dust and taxes.
So all this has to be taken into account as well as the cost of shipping it over here, customs tax, and so on.
Keeping in mind it’s Barolo, Italy’s answer to our Grange. And in good vintages, Barolo’s will age and improve for decades.
PS. One thing I would like to point out is the glassware used to get the best results from your bottle of Barolo.
Remember you have just spent $137.00 on a bottle of wine.
So you should probably get a glass designed for drinking Barolo or a good wide bowl glass around 500ml in size, that can also be used for any good wine red or white.

The right glass will make all the difference in the world.


michael lillisMichael Lillis

the Rot has set in.

 


I enjoyed this wine with a mixed mushroom risotto with just a splash of truffle oil.

I did not want the truffle oil to overpower the wine. It was probably one of my better food and wine pairings.

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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