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2019 Alessandro Veglio Barbera d'Alba: Piedmont, Italy

$20.00

Tasting Notes

Much like Syrah, this Barbera is medium/full bodied with a low tannin structure yet high acidity. The acidity makes this wine incredibly juicy and bursting with dark berries.  In the glass, it glows a ruby red color with violet reflections along the rim. Intense, fruity bouquet on the nose with hints of cherry and wild berries. A palate of dark fruits is encompassed by a smoky, leather finish. This wine has a soft, smooth mouthfeel with just the right amount of acidity with each sip. It’s totally delicious and we highly recommend grabbing a bottle!

Winery Details

Introducing one of the brightest young winemakers in Barolo. Based in the commune of La Morra, Alessandro Veglio crafts very small amounts of Dolcetto, Barbera, and three delicious wines based on Nebbiolo.  The Veglio family in Piedmont knows well the history of the area’s viniculture, having worked the land since the beginning of the last century, cultivating, raising livestock and “inventing new ways of getting by every day.” Angelo Veglio, born in 1928, sought to escape the life of a sharecropper to own a vineyard, which he could not do until the 1960s in the township of La Morra. In 1979 the family acquired a shabby farmhouse called Cascina Nuova and some of its property with about five hectares of vineyards that contained cru appellations of Arborina and Rocche dell’Annunziata.  It is from this great family lineage that Alessandro formed the idea to branch out on his own. 

Alessandro made the decision early on to not use any herbicides or pesticides in the vineyards, instead using pheromones that “confuse the mating habits of insects and limit their reproduction”.  Grapes are exposed to natural wild yeasts with no inoculations and the wines are aged in a combination of smaller French barriques and larger tonneaux barrels.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Alessandro Veglio

Grape(s): 100% Barbera

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy

Vinification: Organic and sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested. Grapes are macerated and spontaneously fermented with native, wild yeasts. The wines are aged in a combination of smaller French barriques and larger tonneaux barrels.

Aging: Aged in a combination of smaller French barriques and larger tonneaux barrels.

% ABV: 14.5%