Berta Nizza La Berta 2016
Variety: 100 % Barbera
Average vine age:45 - 90 years
A distinctive aroma and ethereal with hints of red fruits and spicy note, excellent flavor, and body, soft, harmonious and round
This late harvest of ripe, healthy grapes is characterized by an intense, full-bodied, and long-lasting taste. The delicate sweetness and subtle spicy varietal characters kind in connection with the fine fruity acidity make this wine a pleasure drop for leisure hours.
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 large oak barrels of 25 hl for 12 months.
Awards: Double Gold Medal CWSA 2017, Bronze medal Decanter 2017
From research carried out on historical documents from the archives, the Berta family is known to have already been dedicated to the production and sale of wine as early as 1842.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.
All the work done in the vineyard, with outstanding professionalism and experience, is then followed by a no less critical phase of work in the cellar. In the wine production, stainless steel tanks are used for the proper fermentation, together with barrels of different sizes and types of wood, for an aging process tailored depending on the organoleptic characteristics of the wine. Today you can still admire the centuries-old wooden barrels used in the processing of the Berta family's grapes by the generations that have been at the company's helm.
The high quality and the absolute wholesomeness of every product characterize Berta wines, with each bottle being unique according to their vintage and vineyard.