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2019 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy


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2019 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy

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OVERVIEW

One of the most reliable Barbera d'Alba's in production today, Vietti's Tre Vigne grapes come from some of the most famous vineyards in the Piedmont including Monforte, Castiglione Falletto and La Morra. Plush and polished, this wine glides across the palate and is jam packed with fruit. Great typicity and our 'house' Barbera.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Beautifully rich and layered, the Vietti 2019 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne meets all its marks. The wine offers pleasure, softness, concentration and an easy-drinking style that could accompany and enhance any of your favorite foods, from pasta to grilled meat. It ends with richness and a sweet note that lands softly onto the palate. 91 Points. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

A simple homemade pizza or tomato based pasta dish is the perfect accompaniment to this Barbera.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

The 2019 vintage was declared 'classic & traditional' by the Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato. A higher quality yield than 2018 or 2017 but a significantly lower yield by around 15%.

The grapes are selected from vineyards located in Castiglione Falletto, Monforte d’Alba, La Morra in the Langhe region.

Alcoholic fermentation lasts around 2 weeks and takes place in stainless steel tanks. Ageing takes place over one year between barrique, big casks and stainless steel tanks.

PRODUCER NOTES

One of the most important and well known producers in the Piedmont, Vietti are trendsetters who are partially responsible for the success of the region today thanks to their focus on single vineyard wines back in the 1950's.

The first Vietti labelled vintage was released in 1919 although the family had been involved in winemaking for generations prior to that. Farmers, grape growing was only a percentage of the family income.

In 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) decided to focus the wine production on quality and started making single vineyards wines and increasing the production level in the vineyard and winery. This focus on quality allowed the Vietti winery to grow into one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the US. His focus on single vineyard was copied by most Barolo and Barbaresco producers today and is the reason single vineyard wines exist today.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

This wine should be stored around 12°C and served between 16-18°C. We recommend an hour in the decanter to make the most of the wine.

    DELIVERY INFORMATION

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    2019 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne, Vietti, Piedmont, Italy

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Vietti
    Wine Region Piedmont
    Wine Classification Barbera D'Alba DOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Barbera
    Vintage 2019
    Vintage Quality Excellent
    Maturity Drinking Now
    Body Mid Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 14%
    Bottle Type Burgundy 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Pasta, Veal, Pork, Chicken
    Awards 91 Points - Robert Parker

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