Italian wines in the world: Vinchio Vaglio's I Tre Vescovi, Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2018
We tasted for you Vinchio Vaglio's I Tre Vescovi, Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2018
- Name: I Tre Vescovi
- Color: Red
- Year of production: 2018
- Price: 8.00 euros
- Annual production: 200.000 bottles
- Denomination: Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG
- Aging: 12 months in large cask and barrique
- Grapes: 100% Barbera
The most melodious song of Barbera originates in places of unexpected beauty. The steep vineyards, the overhanging slopes, the canicular heat, the lean lands, show territories that are difficult to cultivate, tamed by the sentiment and fatigue of man who in the "Ruby of Vinchio", the feminine Barbera, live an experience of total sublimation.
Land and wine, Barbera and time: a rhythm built on the patience of waiting, sealed by a taste that is striking for its direct reading of the territory.
Among the most important projects by Vinchio Vaglio, a cooperative winery made up of 192 Piedmontese "Vignerons", there is the I Tre Vescovi terroir, a privileged location for Barbera in which this extraordinary company cru takes shape. Gentle soul, convivial sip, daily joy, Barbera expresses itself with grace and personality, announcing a fleshy fruit, a refined spice of cloves and nutmeg, floral and toasted nuances. The acidity is composed in the freshness of a vintage that dispenses elegance, the tannin is in full maturity.
Eclectic wine, it goes well with traditional first and second courses; but not only. We suggest it paired with a dish of Vincisgrassi, served at the correct temperature of 18 degrees.
Vinchio Vaglio: the Nest of Barbera. The name results from both Vinchio and Vaglio Serra villages where nineteen vine growers used to live and founded the cooperative in 1959. We are located in Piedmont, Monferrato, core zone of UNESCO World Heritage Patrimony, right at the foot of the Alps. Nowadays the cooperative represents 192 family vine growers who take daily care of 470 hectares mostly planted in Barbera grapes (70% of our production) and all other indigenous grapes from Piedmont such as Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Ruché, Albarossa, Grignolino, Arneis, Cortese, Moscato and Brachetto and other famous international grapes such as Pinot Nero, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Our territory is characterized by a distinctive terroir of calcareous soils and sandy soils in Vinchio and mostly clay soils in Vaglio Serra what makes the Barbera of Vinchio Vaglio unique for the structure (white soils), elegance (sandy soils) and aromas (clay soils). The winery mixes very traditional viticultural methods, like manual work in the vineyards including hand harvesting with modern practices, such as temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, solar panels and a high tech bottling line. Our winery is surrounded by the path of the nests, “il sentiero dei nidi”, that opens onto the Natural Reserve of Val Sarmassa, an incredible overview of our landscape and biodiversity mixing steep slopes hills vineyards, woods, hazelnut trees and asparagus cultivation.
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