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La Vedetta

Barbera d'Asti 'Sarasino' 2017

La Vedetta are a tiny under the radar rising star cantina in Barbaresco. Regularly the top Barbera in blind tastings.
  • Grapes: 100% Barbera 
    Viticulture: Sustainable
    Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation with 15 days maceration in stainless-steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation
    Ageing: 60% in small 225-litre barrels, 40% in stainless-steel containers; ageing for 9 months; blended and bottled early Summer
    Bottles produced: 7,000
    Alcohol: 15% abv

    91 Points - Decanter December 2019, Top 40 Piedmont reds outside Nebbiolo

  • Colour: Deep purple red
    Nose: Fresh and intense nose evoking aromas of dark berries and sweet spices 
    Palate: Round and velvety, medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a pleasantly long finish

  • La Vedetta is the brainchild of Marco Viglino, a passionate and driven young man who a few years ago decided to quit his corporate nine-to-five to focus on continuing his family winemaking tradition. Despite being a young cantina, the vines and the experience of the winemakers are second to none here. Using his family’s expertise, traditional techniques, and a passion and respect for the terroir is key to Marco’s approach. Oenologist Piero Ballario (of Elio Grasso fame) consults at this tiny “garagiste” cantina