Barbaresco DOCG 2014

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Valter Bera’s family has been growing grapes in the village of Neviglie for over a century, selling grapes to other firms for many years. Valter joined the winery in 1979 after graduating from the Enological School of Alba and began bottling Moscato, Brachetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo under the Bera name.

Neviglie is a small village of 400 people located just a few kilometers south of Barbaresco and is home to the Bera family. The family owns and farms 56 acres in Neviglie as well as vineyards in the nearby Asti and Barbaresco areas to produce a broad range of wines.

The Barbaresco comes from two different vineyards of southern exposition in Neive: Serraboella and Basarin. Basarin, which is marked by its high altitude (more than 250 meters above sea level) and its calcareous blue-marl soils, is considered one of Barbaresco’s top sites for Nebbiolo. The wine was aged in used French barrique for four years.

Tasting Notes

Valter Bera’s Barbaresco is a classic expression of Neive with freshness and a bit more austerity than wines from neighboring villages. An intense aroma of red cherry fruit and violets is followed by flavors of red cherries, plums, and minerals on the palate, framed by bright acidity and firm tannins.

Food Pairing

Nebbiolo can be firmly tannic and requires dishes that help soften its powerful structure. Braised dishes such as short ribs with polenta or Brasato al Barolo are considered classic pairings with Nebbiolo. A mushroom risotto or agnolotti dal plin with a generous shaving of white truffles is sublime when paired with Nebbiolo.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Barbaresco DOCG
Vineyard name:
Basarin and Serraboella
Vineyard size:
7 acres
Soil composition:
blue marl, clay
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
990 feet
Vines/acre:
1720
Yield/acre:
2.6 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1986
Harvest time:
September-October
First vintage of this wine:
1999
Bottles produced of this wine:
5,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
18 days
Fermentation temperature:
68 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers and Aeration
Length of maceration:
18 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
3 years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
4 years
Length of bottle aging:
6 months

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