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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2007
Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2007
(search item no. 99914)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

Pair with antipasti, rich salads, grilled seasoned vegetables, hearty soups/stews, pastas or with breaded veal, pork and chicken with light sauces.

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About Vietti:

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, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Viettiā€™s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Alfredo was one of the first to select and vinify grapes from single vineyards (such as Brunate, Rocche and Villero). This was a radical concept at the time, but today virtually every vintner making Barolo and Barbaresco wines offers "single vineyard" or "cru-designated" wines.

Alfredo is also called the "father of Arneis" as in 1967 he invested a lot of time to rediscover and understand this nearly-lost variety. Today Arneis is the most famous white wine from Roero area, north of Barolo. Setting such a fine example with Arneis, even fellow vintners as far away those on the west coast of the United States now are cultivating and producing Arneis!

With 35 hectares of vineyards, Vietti expects to not only increase production, but having greater control over the vineyards, looks to continually improve from a qualitative perspective. It is poised to excel well into the 21st Century.