Grape: 100% Barbera
Region: Scarrone, Piedmont, Italy
Perfect with: Grain-fed porterhouse steak, braised beef cheeks or slow roasted duck leg, aged cheese, pecorino or manchego
Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2030
Why You'll Love It?
The Vietti family has been producing wine in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of Le Langhe in Piedmont for five generations, with 33 estate vineyards located across all 11 communes designated for the cultivation and production of Barolo, plus Roero for Arneis and Agliano Asti for Barbera and Moscato.
The vineyard is located in the Scarrone area, from the oldest portion of the vineyard, facing south-east. We can count approximately 4300 plants per hectare.
The naturally low yields due to the age, are further reduced by a strict selection of the grapes. Vinification start with a short period of cold maceration followed by 2 weeks of alcoholic fermentation in steel vats, with regular pumping overs. After this, the wine macerates for another week, then it is racked and it is moved to oak for malolactic.
Vietti Vigna Vecchia (old vine) Scarrone is right in the heart of Castiglione Falletto. The 90 year old vines, low yields, and, care make for a delicious Barbera!
Ruby-red colour 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.