Vietti's Barbera d'Asti La Crena is from a single-vineyard in the town of Nizza. From vines planted from 1932 and 1935, this is truly one of the most important Barbera wines in the entire region of Asti. Explosive and racy, it is an extremely energetic wine filled with understated power and finesse. This should not be missed.
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The 2017 Barbera d'Asti La Crena opens to all the sunshine, exuberance and richness that come with wines from this hot vintage. Barbera is one of the few grapes in Italy's repertoire of indigenous varieties that welcomes the scorching summer heat ("bring it on," it beckons). It maintains its acidity and tart berry profile despite the soaring temperatures. This is more evident with fruit from the Asti area. This wine offers textual weight all backed by tangy freshness. La Crena is partially made with fruit from old vines, planted some 90 years ago. Exactly 13,250 bottles and 175 magnums were released.
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