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2016 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne

2016 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne

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14.0%
Cork
Piedmont
2016
750ml
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BOTTLE(S)
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$47.99
14.0%
Cork
Piedmont
2016
750ml
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • The grapes are selected from vineyards in Agliano Terme, one of which is also used for our single vineyard La Crena, and several other villages in the hills around Asti. Average density is 4500 plants per hectare. The process starts with a cold maceration in stainless steels, then the must is fermented for approximately 2 weeks, with daily pumping overs. After this, the wine macerates for another week, then it is racked and it is moved to oak for malolactic.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Ruby purple colour. Ripe red cherry aromas with hints of sweet spices. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity, the Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a long finish of red cherries.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. From 1919 Patriarch Mario Vietti began making the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business. Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to become one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market. Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers “single vineyard” or “cru-designated” wines. Alfredo is also called the “father of Arneis” as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. 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!

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 90 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Youthful, deep red/purple colour with a clean, attractive black cherry aroma, a touch of coffee bean, the tannins supple and savoury, powdery and fine, while the palate is well-balanced and deep, with medium-body and fine harmony. The tannins are neatly honed and balanced. Moderate length. A smart, stylish barbera.

    MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT


    Quite subdued bouquet, green herb, cranberry, mixed red berry and something malty. Sloshy in the palate, fun loving texture with gently sour-sweet fruit profile, tart acidity and a pucker of gently building tannin. Flavours are a little dilute, washy, but the general feel is of a wine of high drinkability with understated personality.