1842 Valbeccara Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2017
Variety: 100 % Barbera
Lingering fragrance and fruity with notes of violet and ripe fruit flavor, and spicy note, excellent taste, Elegant and full-bodied wine, harmonious and round.
An elegant and full-bodied wine, with intense hints of red fruits and spicy notes, vanilla, chocolate, licorice, and tobacco.
The grapes are harvested by hand when fully mature, destemmed, and delicately pressed. The must is fermented in vats at a controlled temperature of 26°-28°C. The wine is then aged in new French oak barrique of 225 lt for six months and after six months in big barrels of acacia.
Awards: 91 points from J. Suckling – 2018
The Berta winery, located on the border of two famous grape-growing regions: the Monferrato and Langhe, has been a family-run winemaker for seven-generations.
From the vineyards, located in viticultural areas, the beautiful surrounding landscape may also be enjoyed, stretching across to the hill of San Michele in the form of a natural amphitheater continuously exposed to the sun.
Thanks to the diverse characteristics of the soil, various varieties of grape can be grown: the red Barbera, Dolcetto, Brachetto, and white Cortese and Moscato.
The Berta Paolo winery is situated in an area particularly suited for the cultivation of grapevines. The vineyards and winery are indeed at Nizza Monferrato, where the rolling hills of Monferrato meet the rugged peaks of the Langhe. Since July 2014, this area has been awarded the prestigious UNESCO's World Heritage status "for the exceptional quality of the wine-growing landscape and the deep wine culture."
From research carried out on historical documents from the archives, the Berta family is known to have already been dedicated to the production and sale of wine as early as 1842. Particularly that of Barbera – grapes historically produced in the area surrounding Nizza. Today, as in the past, the company's philosophy has remained unchanged and always aims for the production of wines of the highest quality and authenticity.
In addition to constant and careful work in the vineyard, the use of chemical products is always kept to a minimum. The company, indeed, adheres to an agri-environment Community regulation that requires the use of low environmental impact products only. Together, these practices allow the cultivation of a grape with exceptional quality and unmistakable naturalness.