Vietti

Vietti

Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis! The Currados have three children, Emanuela, Elisabetta and Luca. In 1970 Alfredo and Luciana, through their friendship and support to some local artists, started to update their wine labels. They mention that in one long winter evening in Langa a group of artists, eating and drinking together with them at the table, suggested to “dress their art-work in the winery” with “an art-work on the label”. In that moment the new Vietti labels took their own form and continue to be the same also today. At the same time started also the idea of the “wine with artist label”, which still continues with our Barolo Riserva Villero. Artists such as Gianni Gallo, Eso Peluzzi, Pietro Cascella, Mino Maccari, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Claudio Bonichi, Valerio Miroglio, Pierflavio Gallina, Gioxe de Micheli, have had their works displayed to a much wider audience via the bottles of Vietti wines. In 1996 the most recent artist series label came from American realist Janet Fish on Vietti’s 1990 Barolo “Villero.” The whole collection of artist labels was shown at the Museum of Modern Art of New York. In 1983 Mario Cordero, Alfredo’s son in law (Manuela’s husband), came on board at Vietti. He handles coordinates marketing and sales. In 1990 Luca Currado, Alfredo and Luciana’s son, oenologist, after some winemaking experiences in Bordeaux and in California, began his winemaking career. Luca oversees Vietti’s extensive vineyard plantings as well as handling the winemaking. Recently also Luca’s wife, Elena Penna, started to work in the “family winery” in the marketing and public relations. A famous wine writer observed recently that Vietti “is always a family winery and it’s highly specialized in producing different types of DOC and DOCG wines.” With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.

View as Grid List

11 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction
View as Grid List

11 Items

per page
Set Descending Direction