Monday, October 7, 2013

WOW: Keeping The Euro-Trend Strong, Vietti Barbera!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Keeping The Euro-Trend Strong: Vietti Barbera!

Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2010
Okay, will move Continents next week!  But for now, we are pleased to introduce our first true Italian Barbera!

And what better way to do that than with a tried and true family in it's fourth generation of winemaking: The Vietti winery.

Unsure if this is the wine for you to try?!  Just look at our tasting notes - it is PERFECT for these crisp fall days and nights and will pair perfectly with many dishes to satisfy our foodies!

Product Description

"The Vietti winery, now owned by the family's fourth generation, is based in the small medieval village of Castiglione Falletto.  In 1990, Alfredo and Luciana's son Luca joined the family business as winemaker after working at California's Simi Winery, Opus One, Long Vineyards and Bordeaux's Mouton-Rothschild.  Total production is currently 17,000 cases.  The estate's vines are from 10 to over 90 years old.  Designation: estate-bottled Barbera d'Alba DOC." - Winery Notes

Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2010 Reviews

"Bright, dark red. Sour cherry and flowers on the nose. Juicy and on the lean side, with good cut and thrust to its moderately ripe fruit flavors. Not at all a round style of dolcetto but really scrapes the palate clean. In a thirst-quenching style."  - 88, International Wine Cellar

Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2010 Tasting Notes

Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of mineral and vanilla. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity (making it perfect to pair with food) and soft tannins, the Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.

Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2010 Pairings

Antipasti, rich salads, grilled seasoned vegetables, hearty soups, pastas or with breaded veal, pork, chicken with light sauces.