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Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2020 750ml
SKU: 27143

Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2020

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750ml
$99.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Alba
Brand Vietti
Alcohol/vol 15%
Other vintages
Deep ruby purple color. Pronounced and intense aromas of ripe red and black cherries and blackberries, paired with notes of spices and a hint of tar. Full bodied, with intense fruit on the palate that is paired with refreshing acidity. The single vineyard Scarrone has finesse, excellent balance, great complexity and a long lingering aftertaste. Pair with hearty stews, seasoned pasta and poultry with rich sauces, game, roasted red meats and sharp cheeses.
Vinous
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The 2020 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia captures all the magic of the old vines in this Castiglione Falletto cru. Black cherry, plum, licorice, incense, melted road tar and spice all meld together in a Barbera of uncommon complexity, power and elegance. Here, too, the purity of the flavors is nothing short of compelling.

November 2022
Jeb Dunnuck
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Packed with kirsch, the 2020 Barbera D'Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone has another gear, noted with lavender and black pepper. On the palate, it has a supple, silky mouthfeel, with blackberry, black cherry, crushed stones, and a floral perfume through the finish, as well as mineral persistence and ripe sweet tannins. Drink 2025-2035.

May 4, 2023
Wine Enthusiast
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Concentrated aromas of black cherry, cinnamon, black tea and rosebud are found in the glass. The palate is a study in both richness of fruit and lifted elegance as the lush cherry and blackberry flavors set the stage but are then bolstered by the vibrant acidity and sweet and savory spices. It's well-balanced and supremely structured. Drink now-2035.

November 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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Wow, this wine is all about concentration and power. This is due to several factors including, first, the hot vintage, and second, the advanced age of these precious vines. Just think, they were planted in 1918, during the closing offensives of World War I. The Vietti 2020 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia is inky black in appearance and is certainly not shy regarding its thickness and density. The wine wraps heavily over the palate with baked fruit and blackberry preserves. This is an extreme expression of Barbera, but when you consider the nuance here, the wine reveals very careful balance as well.

August 24, 2023
Wine Spectator
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A pretty red, with blackberry and black currant flavors shaded by floral and black pepper elements. Elegant yet intense, this unravels slowly on the taut, fruity aftertaste. Lots of energy here. Drink now through 2030. 353 cases made, 70 cases imported.

December 15, 2022

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