The Vietti family has been producing wine in Castiglione Falletto in the heart of Le Langhe in Piedmont for five generations, with 33 estate vineyards located across all 11 communes designated for the cultivation and production of Barolo, plus Roero for Arneis and Agliano Asti for Barbera and Moscato. In 2016 Vietti was purchased by the American Krause family, however current generation winemaker Luca Currado-Vietti continues to direct the Vietti Estate meticulously, together with his wife Elena Penna-Currado, to produce some of the finest and most representative wines of Le Langhe.
The grapes are selected form the single vineyard La Crena in Agliano d’Asti planted in 1932 with 4.800 plants by hectare. The production per hectare is about 25 hl. The must rests for 20 days in stainless steel tanks for the alcoholic fermentation at 26-32°C (78-89° F) with 2-3 daily fullages in the electro pneumatically system, “délestage” and numerous air pumping-over. Immediately after the alcoholic fermentation the wine is moved into oak barrels for the malolactic fermentation.
The 2012 Barbera d'Asti La Crena is racy, explosive and drop-dead gorgeous. There is an element of energy in the 2012 that is impossible to miss. The 2012 isn't a huge La Crena (although there is plenty of richness) but it is one of the more refined versions of this wine I can remember tasting. Bright veins of salinity and minerality support the hugely expressive finish. This is a fabulous vintage for La Crena. 2014 - 2027; Rating: 94+ Points; Antonio Galloni
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