Red

2004 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Crena

Barbera

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Asti
  • Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • sunnylea57 Does not like this wine: 82 points

    May 1, 2018 - The second bottle I’ve opened and this one was extremely advanced. Heavy prune on the nose, dried fruit and leather on the palate and lingering celery on the finish. Good acidity helped to make this somewhat drinkable, but it wasn’t enjoyable. Poured blind for some knowledgeable folks who thought it might be a late 70s or 1980s Bordeaux blend.

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  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    March 1, 2016 - Cork barely stained. Medium dark, lively ruby. Cantina aromas. Clearly Barbera, but a fairly sophisticated one. This bottle not quite as rich as some of the 10-year Barberas we've been enjoying, but still good fruit, integrated tannins, and laser-like acidity.

  • s******n wrote: 88 points

    February 26, 2016 - 2004 Vietti Barbera La Crena vs 2009 Barbera Scarrone V.V.:
    - Farbe: Beide Weine sehr konzentriert
    - Bouquet: Scarrone schön fruchtig, Brombeere, typisch Barbera; La Crena schon etwas feuchtes Leder aufgrund des Alters
    - Scarrone deutlich fruchtiger; La Crena schön rund, allerdings fehlt die Frucht. La Crena hat aber den Schmelz eines älteren Weins
    - Für mich ist der Scarrone heute klar der Sieger

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    February 16, 2016 - How in the world DO they do it? Another fully satisfying bottle. Rich, sumptuous, and edgy in a Barbera way. And still some time to go before any noticeable decline.

  • Italiana Likes this wine:

    December 22, 2015 - Cork as if bottled yesterday. Deep and dark ruby. Initial aromas of grilled meat and violets. Rich and supple with some initial heady dark berry fruit. Signature Barbera acidity kicked in to dominate at the end, maybe two hours into the bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

    (Vietti Barbera d'Asti La Crena) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Piedmont Report (Oct 2007) (link)

    (Vietti Barbera D'asti La Crena) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/12/2008 (link) 91 points

    (Vietti Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Crena) Dark red violet color with cherry red meniscus; Bordeaux-like tart plum and black fruit nose with a touch of cedar; focused, tart plum, black fruit and graphite palate with big, tart tannins and good acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vietti
  • Varietal Barbera
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard La Crena
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Asti
  • Appellation Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 54 (33%)
  • Consumed 109 (66%)

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