Berta Barbera D'Asti "Evolution" 2017
Variety: 100 % Barbera
Average vine age:30 years
Lingering fragrance and fruity with notes of violet and ripe fruit flavor, and spicy note, excellent taste, and body, soft, harmonious, and round. Notes of cherry and chocolate, good acidity. Nicely balanced, full-bodied and round
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.
Awards: 90 points from Decanter – 2018
The cellars of Berta have changed considerably over the past two centuries, the most recent taking place in 2001, in which the latest part of the basement for the fermentation of musts and wines was constructed. Equipped with stainless steel and fiberglass tanks, the structure has been built with materials of modern design for their excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, while considerably increasing the ease of maintenance and cleaning processes.
THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF THE BERTA FAMILY IS TO USE ONLY THE INDIGENOUS YEASTS FROM THE GRAPE.
The aging of the wine takes place in the oldest part of the cellar. It is a place full of charm, where the history of the successive generations of men and women can be felt in the transformation of wine—built on the north side of the house, semi-underground and with three small windows to ensure a constant temperature throughout the year, the right degree of humidity, and very little light; all factors determining the correct maturation and conservation of stored wine.
The barrels are made of wood while having capacities ranging from 25 hl to 38 hl. Some date back to the early 1900s, while the most recent was purchased in 2002. Also essential and influential is the type of wood used, namely oak, chestnut, and acacia, each with different features and qualities.
From the basement, there is direct access to the tasting room where, in an incomparable atmosphere, you can savor and enjoy all the Berta wines, together with various local cuisine specialties of the area.