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Vino Rosso Birbét

Tenuta La Pergola

Vino <i>Rosso</i> Birbét Tenuta La Pergola - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
According to legend, this sweet, gently sparkling red wine made from the Brachetto grape has been seducing men and women alike since the days of Cleopatra. In this area of the Monferrato, it is called Birbét; farther east in Piedmont, they call it “Brachetto d’Acqui.” Brachetto is a wonderfully aromatic grape, and this festive rendition is the red equivalent of Moscato d’Asti. It will make a perfect companion to the wide range of desserts and sweets that will surely be circulating around your home this holiday season.

Dixon Brooke

Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Brachetto
Appellation: Monferrato Rosso
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Kermit Lynch Blends - Italy
Winemaker: Alessandra Bodda
Soil: Sand, Limestone
Aging: Primary fermentation in stainless steel until desired alcohol percentage is attained, second fermentation produced by charmat method
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 7%

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About Piedmont

Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now nine Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312


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