Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone 2006

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 97729
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • RP91
  • WN91
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Fruity

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Ruby purple color with intense aromas of concentrated ripe red and black cherries with vanilla and hints of brown spice. With refreshing acidity, rich tannins, and on the fuller-bodied side for Barbera, the single vineyard La Scaronne has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity, integration and a long lingering finish.

Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone is an incredibly pure wine. Floral, perfumed aromas lead to a focused, vibrant expression of ripe dark fruit wrapped around mineral notes that linger on the finessed, long finish. The wine offers superb detail in a more restrained style than has been the case in recent vintages. Simply put, this is a gorgeous bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016."
91 Points

"Full and broad, this is a muscular, beefy barbera. It becomes lighter with air, with a savory note balancing the sweet blackberry richness. Try it with pappardelle with duck ragù."
91 Points

"Black hue. Rich, loamy aromas of black fruit and mocha. Flavors of blackberry, bittersweet chocolate and earth are surprisingly more reserved than suggested by the extracted nose. Soft close."
91 Points

"Displays lots of juicy fruit character, with a hint of vanilla. Full-bodied, with a balance of fruit and wood. Tight and focused. A polished wine. Hard to resist now. Drink now."
90 Points

Learn About Vietti Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Piedmont

(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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Learn About Barbera

(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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