Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2007
Barbera from Piedmont, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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.
"The 2007 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone is an insanely beautiful, layered Barbera. Silky tannins frame a core of perfumed dark fruit, spices, licorice and minerals. This opulent yet impeccably balanced Scarrone possesses awesome richness and tons of style. Sweet floral notes ring out on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."
The Wine Advocate
"Deep ruby-red. Deep aromas of black cherry, blackberry, dark chocolate, minerals and flowers. Wonderfully lush, sweet and velvety, conveying an impression of liqueur-like ripeness and an almost roasted suggestion of mocha but with the acidity to give it verve and shape. Huge and full barbera that saturates the mouth with layers of flavor. The most impressive vintage yet for this wine, which is from vines replanted in 1988 and surrounded by Barolo vineyards."
International Wine Cellar
"Here's a plush, modern Barbera d’Alba with bright fruit and berry tones followed by softer notes of cinnamon and chocolate. On the whole it is a well-integrated wine, although there is power and density here that suggests a pairing with lasagna or thickly cheesy pasta."
"From Vietti's Scaronne Vineyard in Castiglione, this barbera's time in French oak seems to have intensified its purple color while lifting its violet perfume. The wine has a youthful firmness and fineness to its juicy, tart, cherry fruit, ready to enjoy with red-sauced pasta and grilled fennel sausages."
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The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle.
Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm,...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...
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