They made wine here back in the 1800s, but it was not until 1919 that Mario Vietti turned the family farm to viticulture and Vietti labels first appeared on the Italian market. The winery grew through the 1950’s, when new export markets opened and Mario’s daughter and son in law Alfredo Currado pioneered what was later to become a defining regional idea - single vineyard Barolo and Barbaresco. Today Vietti remain a towering name, with a portfolio occupying the top tier in most Piedmontese categories - particularly their profoundly important expressions of Cru Barolo. But history will also remember Vietti and Alfredo Currado for something quite different: the survival of the Arneis variety. It was Currado who almost single-handedly revived this hitherto ignored and abused grape and, appreciating its inherent qualities, not only persuaded others but led from the front to create the first, the most beautiful and still the most classic examples of what is now enshrined as the Roero Arneis DOCG.
What The Critics Say
Winemaker notes on current 2015 vintage
"Ruby purple colour with intense aromas of ripe red and black cherries. With refreshing acidity, rich tannins, full body, the single vineyard Scarrone has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity, integration and a long lingering finish. Food Pairings: Hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheese."
93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2012 vintage)
"The 2012 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone is exceptionally polished and refined in this vintage. Dark red cherry, plum, cinnamon, and rose petal notes wrap around the palate in a Barbera with distinctly Nebbiolo-like overtones, especially in the aromatics. The sense of texture on the palate is pure Barbera, though. In 2012, the Scarrone is a bit laid back in style, yet there is no shortage of intensity. This is a terrific showing from Vietti."
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