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Vietti Tre Vignes Barbera d’Alba DOC 2017

$55.00

Vietti Tre Vignes is 100% Barbera like the big brother Scarrone, this wine is serious Barbera. Therefore it is not only ripe but full of flavour.

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Vietti Tre Vignes is 100% Barbera from Monforte, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra and other few villages in Langhe region. Like the big brother Scarrone, this wine is serious Barbera. Therefore it is not only ripe but full of flavour. It shows ripe red cherry aromas and vanilla. With hints of violets the on the palate, it shows bright acidity, soft tannins with good integration of oak, good complexity and a lingering cherry finish. A braised red meat dish or a hearty stew will match Vietti Tre Vignes Barbera d’Alba.

Mario Vietti’s first Vietti wines came out in 1919. By 1952, Vietti was one of the top-level Piedmont producers. Vietti is one of the first producers to release single-vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco. Their wines age so well. They have earnt their reputation on the quality of wines they release. You should look out for their Cru Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera. Also, Vietti pioneered the rival of Arneis: The local white grape.

Piedmont

Known as one of the greatest wine regions in the world, its name literally means the ‘foot of the mountain’. Piedmont located in the North-Western reach of Italy. There are a lot of parallels drawn between the best wines of Piedmont (Barolo and Barbaresco) and the wines of Burgundy. The region neighbours France and Switzerland with its border defined by the Alps to the north and west and Apennines to the south. These natural defences were used to keep the Ligurians safe from Roman invasions. Luckily it didn’t work forever, as we may not have the wines that we cherish today.

Alba

An ancient city at the heart of the region and its centre of trade. It is also the region that gives its name to quality Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.

Barbera

Approximately half of the red wine Piedmont makes is Barbera. Look for currants and blackberries, liquorice and oak characters.

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