2016 Vietti Barbera Scarrone

2016 Vietti Barbera Scarrone

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91 Points Decanter
2016 Vietti Barbera Scarrone
91 Points Decanter

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A premium Barbera from Piedmont's leading specialist in the variety. Vietti makes almost as many Barbera as Barolo wines, such is his commitment to this 'minor' variety. The wonderful Scarrone is from a special vineyard near the winery in Castiglione Falletto, where lovingly tended vines are very close planted (6500 per hectare) and produce tiny quantities of around 5 ton per hectare. A lush and structured wine with deep fruit character and quality, the Scarrone is a treasure.

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$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle




Its Origins

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

91/100 Decanter, Tom Hyland

"A more opulent style than most 2016 Barberas: very ripe blackberry, black plum and anis aromas, medium-full with a richly concentrated mid-palate, ample oak and notable persistence. Needs a lot more time."

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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This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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