Barolo Berri 2019
Like all wines from Trediberri, the Barolo possesses a thorough line of elegance and purity. Notable for its drinkability and finesse, even at a young age, there is no doubt that this wine will develop gracefully over the years. Trediberri aims for a “weightless” power to the wine, which is meant to typify the best of La Morra. Starting with the 2019 vintage, 96% of fruit comes from their Berri vineyards, with the remainder from Torriglione, the North East facing hill immediately outside their cellar that completes the Rocche dell’Annunziata amphitheater. As such, the Trediberri team decided to label their flagship Barolo as Barolo Berri.
The fruit for this Barolo mostly comes from the Berri Vineyard, with the remainder sourced from Torriglione on the southern end of Rocche dell’Annunziata. While there is much evidence of ancient winemaking activity on the fringes of Berri, the area was all but abandoned in the 1960s. The beginning of the 21st century brought renewed interest from growers like Mauro Molino and Renato Ratti, who recognized Berri’s perfect exposure, elevation and cooling breezes. Less than a mile from the Tanaro River, and the soil reflects that with pebbles, limestone and sandstone outcroppings.
Maceration lasts about three weeks, and the ferment happens in concrete with indigenous yeasts. Trediberri uses special barrels crafted for them by Garbellotto – the outstanding cooper about an hour north of Venice. After aging for 20 months in a combination of 52 and 25 HL vessels, the wine is returned to concrete to rest for a few months before release.
“Good distribution of rainfall throughout the long growing season, with a warm spring, a scorching end to July which led to sunburnt grapes in some vineyards, and a hailstorm in September which mostly affected vines in La Morra. October was drier, with mild days and cool nights. Comparisons to the very structural 2013 vintage have been made by more than one producer.” Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter, March 23, 2023
“Crushed red berry fruit, iron, dried herbs and white pepper give the Berri a striking aromatic top register.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2022
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Working with just over three acres of vines in this famed vineyard, Rocche Dell’Annunziata is not just home for Trediberri, but also its heart. To hear winemaker Nicola Oberto speak passionately of this vineyard is to hear him discuss a lifelong love affair. He was literally born in front of the vineyard, with memories of kicking a soccer ball around the muddy vines at four years old. Like any wine of this stature, this Barolo will age for decades, but unlike many of its peers, it delivers immediate pleasure too.
Like all wines from Trediberri, the Barolo possesses a thorough line of elegance and purity. Notable for its drinkability and finesse, even at a young age, there is no doubt that this wine will develop gracefully over the years. Trediberri aims for a “weightless” power to the wine, which is meant to typify the best of La Morra.
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