Vietti Barbera d'Alba Scarrone Vigna Vecchia 2018
Save $22.05 (22%)
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Alba|
Deep ruby purple color. Pronounced and intense aromas of ripe red and black cherries and black-berries, 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.
The 2018 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Vecchia Scarrone has an extra kick of darkness, structure and overall gravitas than the regular Scarrone bottling, if that term can even be used. Scorched earth, licorice, black cherry, plum and menthol infuse the 2018 with serious depth. I would cellar the 2018 for at least a few years. It is a gorgeous wine in the making, but some of the tannin needs to melt away.