An Evening With Vietti

February 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Martin Wine Cellar: Metairie
714 Elmeer Ave
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 896-7300

Martin Wine Cellar is honored to welcome distinguished guest, Elena Currado, owner of the renowned Vietti winery in Italy. Join us to learn about Vietti and to taste some of the finest wines produced, not just in Piedmont, but in all of Italy.

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We’re Proud to be Pouring:

Vietti Arneis 2016
Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2015
Vietti Barbera d’Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2013
Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco 2014
Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2013
Vietti Barolo Rocche 2013
Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2013

More About Vietti:

The Vietti winery, managed by the family’s fifth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont’s famous “Langhe” wine region. Here the Currado family carefully and patiently handcrafts lauded wines that are the result of a unique combination of sun and soil. Although the family has made wine for two centuries, the first Vietti-labeled wines were produced by third-generation Mario, who transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing winery. In 1952 Alfredo Currado married Mario’s daughter Luciana and made a name for Vietti’s single-vineyard Barbera and Barolo. He also put the native Piedmont varietal Arneis on the wine map.

In 1990 Alfredo and Luciana’s son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California’s Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux’s Mouton-Rothschild. His innovative winemaking utilizes a unique combination of the modern and traditional. Luca’s focus on terroir is reflected in his careful cultivation and organic farming of more than 25 single vineyards. Recently he eliminated equipment that measures acid and tannin levels in favor of a more intuitive, and wine-specific approach, preferring that wine critics and drinkers apply their own perceptions and preferences to his wines.  In 2005 Luca’s wife, Elena Penna, started to work in the family winery in marketing and public relations.

“While the quality of the Barolos continues to be very high what impresses me most about Vietti is the quality of all their wines… Vietti is one of Barolo’s historic properties. Husband and wife team Alfredo Currado and Luciana Vietti were pioneers in the 1960s. They were among the first producers to recognize the unique qualities of their vineyards, many of which are among the finest in the region, even today.” – Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate