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Vietti Barbera d'Asti "La Crena" Italy Piedmont Sparkling & Champagne Barbera Vietti 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Barbera d’Asti La Crena is a dense, brooding effort loaded with mineral-infused dark fruit, violets, graphite, flowers and French oak. This is an especially seamless yet mid-weight La Crena built on elegance rather than power, with an impeccably clean, polished finish that rounds things out. Usually I prefer Barbera on the young side, but La Crena truly sings around age ten or so. It remains one of the most under-the-radar wines in Piedmont. La Crena is made from vines that are over 70 years old in Agliano, one of the most privileged sites for Barbera in Piedmont. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021...93." WA 12/09

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Vietti:
Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts) inspired by the wine of that particular vintage. The print run is the same as the number of bottles produced, and the first hundred labels are signed by the Artist. Each work is only used once, just for the wine of that vintage. Since the presenta... Read more
Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithographs, xylographies, etchings, silkscreens, linocuts) inspired by the wine of that particular vintage. The print run is the same as the number of bottles produced, and the first hundred labels are signed by the Artist. Each work is only used once, just for the wine of that vintage. Since the presentation of the 1982 Barolo Villero in 1988, the artist’s labels have been dedicated exclusively to the wines grown on this great vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Vietti Barbera d'Asti "La Crena" Italy Piedmont Sparkling & Champagne Barbera Vietti

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
09/17/2011

Im Glas präsentiert er sich extrem dunkelrot mit fast schwarzem Zentrum. Aus dem Glas strömen Aromen von frischem Röstkaffee, gekochten Früchten, Kirschwasser, Pflaumenkompott, Datteln und Feigentöne, Rosinen und feine Rauchnote. Im Gaumen breiter Körper mit Fülle, Dichte und für den Barbera so typische erfrischende Frucht.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Full, deep ruby-red. The aromas of blackberry, graphite, milk chocolate and licorice reminded me a bit of cabernet. Then large-scaled and sweet in the mouth, with a slight alcoholic warmth and a note of dark chocolate; almost Barolo-like in its sheer scale. A rather extreme style, outsized for barbera but leavened somewhat by strong acidity. Finishes with big, broad tannins that saturate the mouth. This aged for nearly two years in barrel and then received another year of aging prior to being released.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Displays very ripe aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with notes of cream. Full-bodied, with mineral, blueberry and lemon peel flavors and firm acidity. A racy wine. Drink now. 900 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2006 Vietti Barbera dAsti Crena 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Displays very ripe aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate with notes of cream. Full-bodied with mineral blueberry and lemon peel flavors and firm acidity. A racy wine. Drink now. 900 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Displays very ripe aromas of crushed blackberry and dark chocolate, with notes of cream. Full-bodied, with mineral, blueberry and lemon peel flavors and firm acidity. A racy wine. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Very concentrated and rich, with lots of toasty oak, ripe fruit and raisin. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and power. Delicious and tempting. Drink now.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2011

Dark garnet color with an opaque purple core that pushes all the way to the rim. Warm and inviting, the perfumed nose displays fragrant flower blossoms, fresh turned earth and comforting, well-rounded black fruit with persistence that seems endless,... Andy Frieden. A Barbera wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2006 Vietti Barbera dAsti Crena 750ml


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"The 2006 Barbera d’Asti La Crena is a dense, brooding effort loaded with mineral-infused dark fruit, violets, graphite, flowers and French oak. This is an especially seamless yet mid-weight La Crena built on elegance rather than power, with an impeccably clean, polished finish that rounds things out. Usually I prefer Barbera on the young side, but La Crena truly sings around age ten or so. It remains one of the most under-the-radar wines in Piedmont. La Crena is made from vines that are over 70 years old in Agliano, one of the most privileged sites for Barbera in Piedmont. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021...93." WA 12/09

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