Trediberri - Barolo, Piemonte, Italy (2017)
A bouquet of florals, rose petals, violets and heather with a touch of the leather that will only evolve over the next decade. This is a very elegant and (for Barolo) delicate rendition. The tannins are characteristically sandy and grippy providing some definite structure to the wine. Aged in Slavonian tonneaux, this has a powerful and persistent finish.
Berri's soils are largely on Tortonian calcareous marls that are generally associated with the more perfumed, elegant, fruitier and softer style of Barolo. However, at Berri, the winemakers insist that is only part of the puzzle - and that it is winemaking is part of the "magic" of terroir "because it is according to my grandmother, who was taught by her great-grandfather, and so on…".
Berri is a small village in the westernmost part of La Morra, close to the Tanaro river and therefore in the far west of the Barolo area. There, in 2007, Nicola, his father Federico and his friend Vladimiro purchased 5 hectares for the exclusive production of Barolo. The Trediberriwinery, or the "three of Berri", was born. Since expanded, the winery farms Nebbiolo, Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc in Rocche dell'Annunziata and Torriglione.