Vietti Barbera d’Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2020
The Vietti family has been producing wine in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of Le Langhe in Piedmont for five generations, with 33 estate vineyards located across all 11 communes designated for the cultivation and production of Barolo, plus Roero for Arneis and Agliano Asti for Barbera and Moscato.
The steep terraced single vineyard site Scarrone is located in Castiglione Falletto, with a south-eastern exposure. The oldest parcel of the vineyard is planted in 1918, with a density of 4.300 grapevines per hectare. The vineyards soil is made of marl (clay in combination with limestone). The yield which is low by nature due to the age of the plants, is further reduced by a very strict selection of the grapes.
The handpicked grapes for the Barbera d’Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia were destemmed and, after a short period of cold-maceration, fermented in stainless steel tanks for about two weeks. During this alcoholic fermentation frequently remontage and délestages were implemented to achieve a perfect extraction of color and tannins. The wine was aged for18 months in big oak cask, barriques and steel tanks.
Deep ruby purple colouring shows in the glasses. Pronounced and intense aromas of ripe red and black cherries and blackberries, paired with notes of spices and a hint of tar. Full bodied, with intense fruit on the palate that is paired with refreshing acidity. The single vineyard Scarrone has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity and a long lingering aftertaste.
This wine pairs best with Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Barbera
Country - Italy
Region - Piedmont
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 15%
Closure - Cork