About the Wine
Barbera d’Asti is a fine, sophisticated Italian wine that’s usually an unbelievable value. That’s especially accurate when it comes to the 2021 Scrimaglio Barbera d'Asti Superiore.
Dating back to the 17th century, the Scrimaglio (Escrimeaux) family's journey began when they sought refuge in Piedmont, leaving behind their French origins. It was in 1920, that Pietro Scrimaglio laid the foundation for a winemaking legacy that would span generations. Building on his father's work, he set the stage for future success.
Scrimaglio embodies "Character, clarity, and precision" in their approach to Piedmontese grape varieties. Their wines beautifully blend tradition and innovation, paying homage to their homeland.
In the 1980s, the family played a pivotal role in revitalizing Barbera d'Asti, and restoring its prominence. This legacy lives on, as their devotion to the "Nizza" subzone earned it the "Nizza Docg" designation.
Scrimaglio follows a purely traditional style complemented by modern winemaking techniques, all in the service of highlighting the unique qualities of each wine without overdoing it.
Vite Colte Winery is one of the biggest cooperatives in Piedmont and a global standout. Originally called "Terre da Vino," it was revamped to "Vite Colte" in 2016 to make a splash in the wine world. With 180 skilled growers and 300 hectares of vineyards, it's a force in Barolo and beyond.
What sets them apart? Terrific terroir, savvy members, and cutting-edge science mean they produce top-quality wines. Their facility is a blend of tech and art, a must-see for wine and culture lovers. Vite Colte crafts Piedmontese classics like Barbera d'Asti, Barbera d'Alba, Nizza, Roero, Moscato d'Asti, Barolo, and Barbaresco, often named after Cesare Pavese's works. Scrimaglio is Vite Colte's boutique winery where they only pick the very best of the vineyards.
Aging: Minimum 12 months in large oak barrels
Tasting Notes: 100% Barbera.
The wine displays a deep ruby red color in the glass. Its aroma is rich and profound, combining the elegance of violet with the depth of liquorice notes. The taste dry, with a subtle touch of vanilla and wild berries in the background. These flavors continue to the satisfying finish, creating a pleasant and lasting aftertaste.
~95 Luca Maroni, Yearbook of "The Best Italian Wines" Luca Maroni
~94 Decanter (v. 2021)
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