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2017 Vietti Barbera Scarrone Vigna Vecchia

2017 Vietti Barbera Scarrone Vigna Vecchia

96 Points Huon Hooke
2017 Vietti Barbera Scarrone Vigna Vecchia
96 Points Huon Hooke

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A truly superb old vine Barbera from one the masters. This select wine is made from a tiny vineyard of little over an hectare, where they get extremely low yields of below 4 ton/hectare, due to strict fruit selection and a high vine age of 90+ years. Bottled unfiltered after 18 months in large oak, the Scaronne VV is one of the true highlights of Piedmont wine. Allocations are small — collect!

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$90.00 in mixed 6+ or $100.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Barbera

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

96/100 Huon Hooke

"Concentrated purple/red colour, with a dense, profound bouquet of black fruits and anise, not as aromatic as the regular Scarrone, but more concentrated. The wine is big and bold, and loaded with firm dry tannins. Plenty of chew. Long, long carry. A thunderous, statuesque barbera. Very impressive. 06 NOV 2019." Drink 2019 - 2039

95/100 James Suckling

"Intense aromas of crushed blackberries with hot stones and black licorice. Black olives, too. Full body, firm and soft tannins in a light profile. Tar and berry at the end. Great depth and focus. A gorgeous red."

93+/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone is positively gorgeous. Savory, nuanced and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2017 possesses tremendous complexity and character - the brutally hot year notwithstanding. It is also very different from the straight Scarrone Barbera, which has not always been the case of late. I would prefer to cellar the 2017 for at least a few years." Drink 2022 - 2032

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Barbera

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    15.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2039

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE
with VENISON

Taste

4

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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