Barbera d'Asti Superiore La Vigna Vecchia 2021 Cossetti, Italy
“Sweet red fruit and some dried fruit as well on the nose. Toasty, showing refreshing acidity and delicate and integrated tannins. This wine doesn't lack concentration or grip. Well textured, delivering a long and lively finish.” This was Decanter Magazine's verdict in a summer of 2023 tasting, giving the wine 92 points, the third highest of all the wines tasted.
We don't usually do points, but we think it's worth shouting about this one. Made from vines nearing 100 years in age.
Clementina Cossetti is the fourth-generation winemaker in the heart of Asti, where her family has been farming for well over a century. It was in 1891 that Giovanni Cossetti first built a winery, and his son Clemente began achieving wider renown for their wines in the early years of the twentieth century.