Vietti Barbera d'Alba DOC Tre Vigne 2018, Piedmont, Italy

The grapes are selected from 3 vineyard sites located in Monforte, Castiglione Falletto, and Castiglione Tinella with 5,000 vines by hectare. The vineyards are almost 30/35 years old. After pressing, the must is kept in stainless steel tanks for 16 days at 26-32 degrees C for the alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then transferred to casks, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation and aging. Total aging of 14 months in Slovenian oak casks, French barriques and steel tanks. Bottled unfiltered. “Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas and vanilla. With hints of violets the Barbera d’Alba Tre Vigne is slightly rounder in structure than the Barbera d’Asti. On the palate it shows bright acidity, soft tannins with good integration of oak, good complexity and a lingering cherry finish.” – From the winery. The Vietti winery, now owned by the family’s fourth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto, the heart of Piedmont’s famous ‘Langhe’ wine region. Here the Currado family carefully and patiently handcrafts lauded wines that are the result of a unique combination of sun and soil. Although the family has made wine for two centuries, the first Vietti-labeled wines were produced by third-generation Mario, who transformed the family’s farm into a grape growing winery. Vietti currently owns 90 acres of vineyards spread over 9 communes within Barolo, and in nearly all the key regional appellations, including Barbaresco, Barbera d’Asti and Barbera d’Alba.