Exploring the Diversity of Piedmont with Collisioni.To the majority of wine lovers, the word “Piedmont” automatically brings to mind the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. If that wine lover is also a foodie, then maybe thoughts of white truffles may follow, and if that wine lover has a serious interest in the region, then they may also know and enjoy a Barbera, Arneis or Dolcetto from time to time. The fact is that Piedmont provides a diverse array of grapes and expressions, which pair very well with the regional cuisine. However, an unfortunate reality is that when that same wine lover thinks of the region and its wines, they are thinking of a very small portion of Piedmont, one that exists around the communes of Barolo and Barbaresco. To a certain degree, Alto Piemonte has gained notoriety, yet it is still fighting to show its importance and the unique expression that Nebbiolo finds there. Eric Guido Morrell wine bar
You say you want a Barbera d’Asti revolution.
To make a revolution you have to bring about change. You need to evolve and revolve. You can’t just keep doing the same things over and over again. To take part in a revolution you have to keep an open mind and seek out the subtleties. You have to get down to what is really real. Revolution is not always fast or dramatic, in fact it’s sometimes barely audible, visible or easily noted in smell or taste. It is perceptible if you can find a way to feel it, especially when it comes down to wine...Family Winery Berta Paolo 1842 Barbera d’Asti DOCG Belmon 2017, Piedmont, Italy (Winery, WineAlign)
The vintage will not always deliver what you expect so never get too complacent with barbera and always pay attention. Paolo Berta turns the plan on its head and brings freshness in the face of jammy potential in a lovely act of balance. Fruit picked on acidity while perfectly positioned at sugar plus phenolic ripeness means this got it all right. It’s a connection between forethought and development that hits the proverbial barbera nail on the head. Never-ending acidity is the fairy tale and the reason for the story. Drink 2018-2022. Tasted December 2018 vinifamigliaberta @wineBerta @viniberta By Michael Godel - Canada - Ontario
Collisioni: What Begins with Barbera Must End at Nizza!My experience at this year’s Collisioni Progetto del Vino began the same way my first forays into Italian wine did, years ago, with Barbera. Why Barbera? My wine education began with Mosel Riesling, I loved the ripe juicy fruit and the bracing, cleansing acidity it provided. After a bit of research, Barbera was the obvious choice – bright, with ripe fruit and beautiful acidity.... Berta Paolo Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2011 La Berta – savory, rich cherry tones with a deep, lush feel; the long, spicy finish keeps going – even with age on the bottle the wine feels fresh and young;By Mikhail Lipyanskiy - USA - New York