Vietti Masseria Barbaresco 2017
(not yet reviewed, 2016 review below for reference)
96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2020
The 2016 Barbaresco Masseria represents its own chapter in the volumes of wines that make up the Vietti portfolio. Masseria is always delicate and fine, and this is even more true in a classic vintage such as this. This wine has historically seen its fruit come from the Neive subzone of the Barbaresco appellation, and you'll notice some of the tightly polished and glossy tannins that are associated with this area. In fact, the wine is deceiving in that it starts off slowly, but it quickly amasses power and momentum on the mid-palate. Production is 3,479 bottles and 300 magnums. This is standout vintage of Vietti's Barbaresco Masseria.
This is the finest, most complete set of wines I have ever tasted from Vietti. Congratulations.