The 2011 Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Viti is a total knock-out. Rose petal, sweet red berry, mint, cranberry and white pepper give the Asili its characteristic brightness, lift and perfume. Mid-weight, gracious and silky, the 2011 Asili hits all the right notes. The Asili shows just how compelling the vintage is in Barbaresco. Even with all of the heat of the year, the Vecchie Viti has preserved remarkable freshness.