2012 BERA BARBARESCOBera
Producer: Azienda Agricola Bera
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Zone: DOCG of Barbaresco
Fate or history decreed that the Bera property would finish a tantalizing 400 metres just outside the Barbaresco zone. Typically unperturbed, Walter Bera has gradually developed a collection of the Piemontese classics, with each beautifully made, rich and strongly expressive – and great value. His Moscato is regarded as one of the most consistent in Asti
This opens with scents of dark berry, toast and a whiff of graphite. On the tense palate, notes of sage, aniseed and tobacco add depth to the core of raw red cherry while bracing tannins offer support.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: composed mainly of marl clay.
A step up from Langhe Nebbiolo Alladio, the Barbaresco spends longer time in old Slovenian oak (24months) , and in its bottle (8months) prior to release. 12-15 days maceration
Alcohol (%) 14%