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VIETTI “Tre Vigne” Barbera d’Asti 2017

(Piedmont, Italy) $17

There’s a perfect time for this wine—and it’s the minute the pasta hits the boiling water. For barbera was made for food. I guess you could say this about most Italian wines, but there’s something about barbera’s chemistry—the combination of refreshing acidity and just the right amount of firm tannin—that sets it up as a great foil for lots of dishes, especially rustic pastas. Indeed, in the Piedmont region of Italy, barbera is what lots of winemakers regularly drink with dinner. For decades, Vietti has been known for their terrific, super affordable barberas, wines with spice, tar, rock, espresso and black fruit notes. Put this to the pasta test. (14.5% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Vivino.com

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