Vinchio-Vaglio Serre

This cooperative winery was founded in 1959 by 19 vine-growers from Vinchio and Vaglio Serra. Today it counts now on 180 members that are owners and tenants of about 320 hectares of vineyard. This estate cherishes its land that is not very fertile, being mostly calcareous and sandy, and most of the vineyards are located on very steep slopes, where plants are close to each other and exploit the best sun exposure. This type of viticulture calls for constant presence of vine management in order to get the best grapes possible, as they focus on a very low environmental impact, reducing the use of pesticides, and putting out some of the best values, and fantastic tiers of Barbera we have found!

Wine Appellation
Barbera d’Asti Piemonte
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: Italy
Piedmont (Piemonte)
Piedmont, in the north-western corner of the Italian Peninsula, is arguably Italy's finest wine region. Piedmont is often described as the 'Burgundy' of Italy, a reputation due to its many small-scale, family wineries and a focus on quality. What Burgundy does with Pinot Noir, Piedmont does with Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo grapes are behind four of Piedmont's DOCGs: Barolo and Barbaresco (two of Italy's finest reds), Roero and Gattinara. Barbera is Piedmont's workhorse grape, although it is responsible for a growing number of superlative wines. The third red grape of Piedmont is Dolcetto, used to make dry red wines. Although known as a red-wine region, there are three white wines which are known the world over. The first two Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante, both made from Moscato grapes. The third is Gavi made from the Cortese grape.