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2005 Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne (750ml)
Producer: Vietti vietti.com
Appellation: Barbera d'Alba - Piemonte - Italy (DOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Barbera
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$19.99
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: April 4, 2010 , Danielle Washington
"i liked it"
rated: March 14, 2008 , Stephen Tanzer wineaccess.com/expert/tanzer
90 points "Good ruby-red. Plum, currant, violet and nutty oak on the rather perfumed nose. Juicy, spicy and aromatic in the mouth, with lovely sweetness and cut. Very suave and scented barbera, with noteworthy spicy length. The crop level here was just 35 hectoliters per hectare, said Currado, adding that "Alba barbera is Grace Kelly while Asti is Mike Tyson." By the way, I find it confusing that there's a Tre Vigne from Alba and one from Asti, but Luca points out that the much smaller Alba cuvee is mostly for the European market."