Selecting fruit from the Scarrone vineyard in Castiglione Falletto, Luca Currado ages this barbera in a mix of large oak casks, barriques and stainless-steel tanks. It’s bold and concentrated in the warm 2017 vintage, violet-scented and brimming with flavors of juicy raspberry and blackberry—deep, dense and vibrantly alive. For a wine that seems to push the limits on alcohol, acidity and fruit concentration, it’s impressively balanced and elegant.
Dalla Terra, Napa, CA
Vietti 2017 Barbera d’Alba Vigna Scarrone
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This story appears in the print issue of February 2021.
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