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Barbera d'Alba, "Scarrone Vigna Vecchia" 2012

Vietti

Ruby-red color and full-bodied wine. Floral and fruity aroma of concentrated berries and tar with hints of blackberry. Refreshing acidity, rich and soft tannins finesse, excellent balance, great complexity, integration and a long lingering finish. Pair with hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation/ava:
Asti
Vineyard designation:
Scarrone
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Barbera
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
Oak barrel (8 months); 31 hL oak casks (10 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
15.35
Closure:
Cork

Reviews

  • "94 points. Vietti's 2012 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia is all about texture. Layers of dark red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and menthol all open up in the glass. The Vigna Vecchia is richer, deeper and more explosive than the Scarrone, but as has been the case now for some time, the differences between the two Scarrone Barberas aren't as marked as they once were. This is a rare Barbera I would be tempted to cellar. Vintages from the 1990s are still gorgeous." (vinous)
  • "93 points. 50 Outstanding New Release Barberas. This old-vine Barbera always shows soul and finesse. The 2012 is a little more toned-down than usual but it shows so much terracotta, dark-fruit and chocolate character. It's full and firm with chewy tannins and a fresh finish." (James Suckling)

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