Trediberri Barbera d’Alba DOC 2019 (90+ WA) (90+)
“This is a terrific expression that puts emphasis on elegance and streamlined intensity. As far as this normally plump and succulent grape goes, the Trediberri 2019 Barbera d’Alba is lightweight in texture and luminous in appearance. The wine offers a more compact interpretation that ultimately delivers great clarity and grape purity. Tart berry and white cherry segue to light spice and herbal accents of dried mint and basil.”
The grapes for this Barbera are sourced from the sandier soils of Roero and several vineyards just outside the hamlet of Torriglione. Like the Dolcetto, fermentation takes place in concrete and stainless steel tanks and only uses indigenous yeasts. Interestingly, the Barbera is the only varietal at Trediberri that is subjected to an aggressive green harvest. The resulting wine is rich and round, and the absence of oak brings intense purity.
La Morra, Piedmont
Trediberri prides themselves on their upstart status. No ancestral coat of arms adorn the walls of their winery, no rampant horses or fluttering angels guard the vineyards. They are a young, artisanal family operation — in fact, they view their lack of history as a feature, not a flaw — with a keen focus on the present, using their wines as a medium for the unique terroir of Berri.