J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Langhe Piemonte – Italy
“Tre Vigne” is made from 100% Barbera grapes, which are primarily sourced from three different vineyards (hence the wine’s name “3 vineyards”) in Monforte, Castiglione Falletto and La Morra, but also from other villages in the Langhe. The age of the vines varies from 25-40 years and the soil is generally calcareous and clayey – a classic composition in the area.
Fermentation lasts for approx. 2 weeks and takes place in steel tanks with daily over-pumping and stirring. After pressing, the wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation, also in steel tanks. The wine matures approx. 12-15 months in a combination of barriques, large wooden barrels and steel tanks.
Barbera “Tre Vigne” has a glossy, ruby red color and ripe aromas of cherries and plums as well as a hint of vanilla. In the taste, there is a good balance between freshness, fruit and structure, with a nicely rounded aftertaste, where you sense a discreet woody character. Served with e.g. charcuterie, pasta, vegetables, soups, but also veal, pig or chicken.
The Vietti winery is located in the district of Langhe in Piedmont – more precisely by the village of Castiglione Falletto, which is particularly known for its Barolo wines. The winery was founded at the end of the 19th century by Carlo Vietti and thanks to the following generations, several vineyards have since been acquired – including some of the most highly regarded “Cru’s” in Barolo.
The 1960s became a decisive era for the company, when Luciana Vietti married the famous winemaker and art connoisseur, Alfredo Currado, who was the first to produce single-vineyard wines (from, among others, the cru vineyard Rocche di Castiglione), making him to an important trendsetter in Barolo. Son Luca Currado and his wife, Elena, then took over the company and continued Alfredo’s life’s work with the same enthusiasm and striving to produce top-class wines. In 2016, however, Vietti was sold to the Krause family, who run a chain of convenience stores in the United States and who love Barolo. However, it has been agreed that both Luca Currado and brother-in-law Mario Cordero will continue to run the company unchanged, so that they can continue and further develop the Vietti family’s life’s work.