Snapshot
Vintage: 2013
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Barbera D'Alba
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Barbera
Vineyard: The Scudetto vineyard is within the hamlet of Perno in Monforte d'Alba at 300m in elevation.
Orientation: West, northwest 300m in elevation.
Soil: Clayey-sandy, composed of brown clay and grey sand of marine origin, with the presence of pebbles and small skeletal particles.
Viticulture: Harvested in the first two weeks of October.
Vinification: Traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 15/20 days. These estate-grown grapes are harvested from 60/70-year-old vines with low yields.
Aging: The wine is then matured in French oak for approximately 18 months.
Notes: The vineyard is named so because its' shape is that of a shield. The Italian soccer championship is also called the Scudetto.
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 91
This intense red leans toward notes of boysenberry, black cherry and violet, with touches of white pepper. Tightens up on the finish, where earth and tobacco accents join in. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.
Publication: Wine Spectator
Rating: 90
This intense red leans toward notes of boysenberry, black cherry and violet, with touches of white pepper. Tightens up on the finish, where earth and tobacco accents join in. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.