Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne
Rated best value, very good and delicious by The Wall Street Journal. Honest, straightforward and unmanipulated...the fruit and minerals are front and center.
$34.00 / Bottle $408.00 / Case
The history of Vietti winery started four generations ago, in the middle of the 19th
Century for the vinification, but only at the beginning of the last Century has it become a winery with his own brand.
Mario Vietti first, than Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) later continue to
produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchasing grapes. In 1952, Alfredo Currado was one of the first to select and vinified grapes from single vineyards. In 1983, Mario Cordero, Alfredo’s son in law, joined the winery involving himself in marketing and sales.
Today, Vietti is a family winery and it’s highly specialized to produce different type of DOC and DOCG wines.
The grapes for its Barbera wine are selected from three vineyard sites located in Monforte, Barolo and Castiglione Falletto with 4,300 vines by hectare. The vineyards are almost 30/35 years old.
Wine Production by hectare is 54 hl. Harvest is at the beginning of October. The must is kept in stainless steel tanks for 7 days at 26°C for the alcoholic fermentation, then moved into 33 hl casks at the beginning of the malolactic fermentation for 8 months. The wine is then transferred into large stainless steel tanks to homogenize the product, followed by two transfers into stainless steel tanks before bottling. Unfiltered.