MAURO VEGLIO BAROLO
PIEDMONT, ITALY 2014
There are perhaps no other wines that can provoke such intense emotion in a way that the wines from Barolo do. The scenery alone is a stunning display, especially in the heart of Autumn following the harvest - when the morning fog encapsulates the rolling hills, with some of the most famous vineyards in history emerging from below. The wines are intense, perfumed, long-lived and have the ability to marry power with finesse like no other, while every commune exemplifies an inspiring and utterly unique character of the late ripening, majestic Nebbiolo grape. Of the five communes, I would have to say some of my favorites come from the picturesque hilltop village of La Morra - offering some of the most seductive, supple, velvety wines coming out of the region. It's here where Mauro Veglio produces a wine that is marked by its expressive aromatics and tannic backbone. Like Burgundy, there are a number significant vineyards in Barolo that produce outstanding wine, often surpassing the very best vineyard sites in the region, depending on the vintage and producer. This is the case for Mauro Veglio's 2014 Arborina. Full of energy and drive, the wine produced from this site continues to prove itself, offering true personality and class.
Mauro Veglio's Arborina has vibrancy, striking aromatics and remarkable depth, all true marks of this exceptional vineyard site. About the 2014 line up, Antonio Galloni of Vinous says, “These are some of the prettiest Barolos I have tasted from Mauro and Daniela Veglio. The 2014s are bright, perfumed and super-classy in every way.”
The vineyard lies on the side of a hill that rises toward the village of Ciotto, with southeastern sun exposure. Cultivated at an elevation of 250 to 400 meters in elevation, the vines are planted to soils that are poor in nutrients, consisting of Sant'Agata marl, which is a mix of clay, sand and limestone. Veglio's approach to winemaking is rooted in short macerations on the skins in rotary fermenters, fermentation in stainless steel with strict temperature control, as well as aging the wines in small oak barrels - 40% new and 60% used for 24 months.
In addition to their single vineyard, we are excited to have an allocation of their standard Barolo to offer to you today. When it comes to crus vs. the standard Barolo, there can be some misconceptions. While some producers may craft a non-single vineyard Barolo because their vines are not located within the crus, Mauro Veglio’s Barolo is a blend of fruit pulled from three different crus: Gattera, Arborina and Castelleto. Blending the three declassifies the wine, however, it gives us an opportunity to enjoy a high-quality Barolo at an insanely affordable price.
Exuding soft, silky tannins, incredible persistence, complexity and an elegance that displays the best characteristics of what Barolo has to offer, we're thrilled to bring you these two wines to Mix & Match at the lowest prices in the country! Our last Mauro Veglio offer sold out within a few days. I would expect the same with these. I suggest acting quickly to secure your order.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Lowest advertised price based on wine-searcher.com listings. Offer not valid in CT, KY, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, January 31, 2019.