La Vedetta 2017 "Ca Grossa", Barbaresco DOCG, Piemonte, Italy
La Vedetta 2017 "Cà Grossa", Barbaresco DOCG, Piemonte, Italy
Located just 3 KM west of the town of Barbaresco is La Vedetta, a small 3.5 HA winery dedicated solely to Nebbiolo. While studying and working abroad, Marco Viglino watched his beloved home of the Langhe transform from a provincial community into a world-class UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wanting to ensure that his family land and vines would also remain a Home for him in is future, Marco and his partner Swantje, whom he met while abroad in Germany, returned to Tre Stella in2016 and began La Vedetta.
Winemaker: Marco Viglino
Terroir: Within the Cà Grossa MGA. 25-30 year old vines from a half-hectare plot of marl and a touch of fine sand. Southeastern exposure at 250 meters above sea level.
Vinification: Hand-harvested in early October, grape selection is done in the vineyard. The wine then undergoes fermentation in stainless steel tank, followed by about 20 days of maceration in stainless steel to complete malolactic.
Aging: In 700 liter oak tonneaux for about 20 months. Bottled in the summer.
Tasting notes: Ripe red cherry with ethereal notes of violets and earthy spice, with delicate tannins contributing to a long finish — stunning, fine, elegant, balanced.
Only 2,500 bottles produced