Vietti - Tre Vigne - Barbera d'Asti

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Overview: The Vietti winery, now 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  Luciana Vietti married winemaker and art connoisseur Alfredo Currado, whose intuitions – from the production of one of the first Barolo crus (Rocche di Castiglione – 1965), through the single-varietal vinification of Arneis (1967) to the invention of Artist Labels (1974) – made him both symbol and architect of some of the most significant revolutions of the time.

The grapes utilized in the Tre Vigne Barbera are delicately selected from vineyards within Agliano Terme, one of which is also used for Vietti’s single-vineyard La Crena,  as well as other villages around the rolling hills of Asti. After harvest, the grapes undergo a cold maceration in stainless steel, then are fermented for approximately 2 weeks, with daily pump-overs. The wine then macerates for another week, following which it is racked and transferred into oak for malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in a combination of barriques, Slovenian casks, and steel for roughly 18 months. 

Tasting Notes: Ruby red colour with mineral and vanilla notes. Medium-bodied, dry wine with a crisp acidity (perfect for the whole meal) and soft tannins. This Barbera is very well balanced, with a good complexity and a red cherry finish.

Pairing: Appetizers, rich salads, grilled seasonal vegetables, soups, stews, pasta, veal, pork, chicken with light sauces.

Points: 91, Wine Advocate

Format/ABV: 750 ml/14.5%

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