Vietti Barbera d'Asti La Crena 2016 - The Spirit Haus
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Vietti Barbera d'Asti La Crena 2016
SKU: 4878950007

Vietti Barbera d'Asti La Crena 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbera d'Asti
Brand Vietti
Ruby red color with aromas of ripe fruit and concentrated blackberry and cherry with spicy notes.
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The 2016 Barbera d'Asti La Crena is powerful but also linear, with all of the energy that is typical of the Barberas of Asti. La Crena needs a good bit of bottle age to be at its best, so readers should plan on being patient. Today, the 2016 is a tightly wound ball of energy. Time in the glass brings out hints of smoke, graphite, dried flowers, lavender and spice, all of which will blossom in a few years or more. The 2016 is a bit less bombastic than some other recent editions have been, and that is for the best. The 2016 is simply fabulous.

Antonio Galloni, March 2020
Wine Spectator
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Intense and polished, this version is saturated with blackberry, plum and vanilla flavors, all matched to a dense, refined structure. A chocolate thread graces the aftertaste. Drink now through 2026. 1,000 cases made, 200 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, December 15, 2018