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.
"Vietti's 2007 Barbera d’Alba Tre Vigne is a more seamless, round wine than the Asti Tre Vigne. There is a wonderful purity to the fruit here, along with a supple, creamy finish. This, too, is a very serious effort, especially for the money. The 2007 Barbera d’Alba Tre Vigne is made predominantly from vineyards in Castiglione Falletto (including a portion of Scarrone), with a touch of fruit from Ravera. It is another compelling value from Vietti. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
The Wine Advocate