2012 BERA BARBARESCO
$70.00

Producer: Azienda Agricola Bera

Grape: 100% Nebbiolo

Pronunciation: ‘Nebb-ee-oh-lo’

Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy

Zone: DOCG of Barbaresco

Producer Info:

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

Tasting note:

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.

Production:

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%