TREDIBERRI NEBBIOLO & BARBERA
“Trediberri is a new entry in the Piedmont landscape. Proprietor Frederico Oberto who previously worked at Renato Ratti, along with his son, Nicola, and friend Vladimiro Rambaldi make elegant, classically inspired wines from vineyards in La Morra making Trediberri an estate to watch. These wines are just gorgeous.”. ANTONIO GALLONI
Andrew Jefford just named Trediberri amongst his top 5 producers of Barolo and Barbaresco that offer outstanding value for money. Barolo and Barbaresco are unfortunately following the wines of Burgundy through the pricing stratosphere and we are seeing more and more examples of over-priced wine flooding the market. Trediberri has emerged from this as a rare and leading light for value and class. Situated in the town of Berri and was established by 3 friends (Trediberri – three of Berri). Trediberri are a modern operation and pride themselves on the fact that they have “no coat of arms depicting rampant horses and fluttering ensigns. We have no history and that is fine by us: we like talking about the present, through our wines”. A slick and modern (and quite funny at times) website and beautiful label art designed by Pierfalvio Gallina help set them apart, but the wines are the important part.
Their vineyards are situated in La Morra, the more perfumed, feminine and approachable of Barolo’s five Crus. They also have a few prized parcels in the pinnacle of La Morra: Rocche dell’Annunziata. Their Barolos have garnered significant editorial praise and they have a Sauvignon and a Rosato, but we were captivated by their Barbera d’Alba and Langhe Nebbiolo for their elegance, accuracy, attention to detail and their value for money. We particularly love the Baby-Barolo styled wines of the Langhe in Piedmont – is there an appellation that offers better value for money for fine wine?
Trediberri Barbera d’Alba 2017
You could nuke a Barbera vineyard and still get a decent crop – it is a tough grape. Its hallmarks are low tannin, high acidity and moderately high alcohol and body. Good Barbera will show a dark, deep and inky colouration and a wild array of black fruits and herbs. This is primal and perfect Barbera. Raised in concrete and steel, the varietal character of this workhorse grape is captured perfectly here. It is everything good Barbera stands for, powerful and juicy, underpinned by a beautiful line of acidity and unmistakable Alba terroir. Performs even better with a nice, long decant. Sublime. STSWine
Trediberri Langhe Nebbiolo 2017
The Nebbiolo of Barolo and Barbaresco need no introduction and are established as the pinnacle of Italian viticulture, but they usually require years of cellaring and are always expensive. Langhe DOC is an area that falls just outside of Barolo and makes wines of comparable quality in a more approachable style. Some producers will de-classify their fruit and simply label it as Langhe. (Perhaps they need a more sellable product and do not want to age for the minimum Barolo requirement of 38 months). Trediberri make their Langhe Nebbiolo from fruit from La Morra. Like the Barbera, it is raised in steel and concrete to preserve the Nebbiolo’s natural character. Perfect Nebb, it is high in tannin and acidity, moderately high in body and alcohol, with an ethereal, haunting perfume. Even lighter than Pinot in colour, it carries a very noticeable orange tinge. This is very typical La Morra Nebb with beautiful aromatics of anise, rose petals and underbrush. The palate shows dark cherries, mint and liquorice, with silky smooth tannins and a seductive finish. STSWine
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