Vietti – Barbera d’Asti La Crena D.O.C.G. 2020 75 CL

Piemonte – Italy

The vineyard “La Crena”, where the Barbera grapes for this wine are grown, is located near the village of Agliano Terme in Asti (Nizza-Monferrato). The south-facing vineyard is 6 ha. with a classic subsoil of clay and marl. The field is also in transition to organic cultivation. The oldest vines were planted in 1932!

Fermentation takes place in open steel tanks, with built-in overpumping and stirring, and lasts approx. 2 weeks. It is followed by a further week of cold maceration. Next, the wine is moved to wooden barrels and undergoes a malolactic fermentation. The wine matures in a combination of large wooden barrels and steel tanks for approx. 18 months.

The wine has a very concentrated and mature style, with lots of fruit nuances such as cherry and raspberry. The aroma reveals a bit of vanilla character from the wooden casks. The taste is very classic Barbera, with a fantastic balance between fruit, velor, structure and freshness. Serve it with e.g. lamb, beef, veal or game, but also with poultry and mature blue cheeses.

Food pairings: Hearty stews, spicy pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roast red meat and hearty cheeses.

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.

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