Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2021



Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne 2020

93 pts – Wine Enthusiast

Vietti continues to achieve year in and year out. The 2020 “Tre Vigne” Barbera continues that streak with a wine that begins with all bass notes. Deep and dark aromas of black cherry, roasted plums, candied violets and sweet spices. The wine is juicy and lush on the palate with gobs of blackberries and a touch of dried lavender and savory spice. The wine finishes with a brightness needed to keep the wine fresh.

Designation: Barbera d’Asti D.O.C.G.

Grapes: 100% Barbera

Winemaking: The grapes are sourced from the La Crena vineyards in Agliano Terme and from several other villages inthe hills around Asti. Average density is 4,500 plants per hectare. The process starts with a pre-fermentative cold maceration, followed by an alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel for approximately 2 weeks, with frequent daily pumping
over and délèstage operations. Subsequent post-fermentative maceration on the skins. After racking the wine is moved into barriques for malolactic fermentation.

Aging: Barriques, big barrels and steel tanks for approximately 12 months.

Description: 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.

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

Alcohol: 15%