Berta Grappa di Nebbiolo da Barolo
Berta // Piedmont, Italy
A landmark brandy producer based in Asti, Piedmont, Berta is famous for the approachability of its grappas. Made 75% from the must (stems, seeds, and skins) of Nebbiolo grapes sourced from Barolo along with 25% juice from the grapes themselves. This grappa is subsequently aged for about a year in French oak barrels before it is ready for your glass.
Grappa/MarcEau-de-vie that is distilled from the pomace (seeds, stems, skins) left over from winemaking. Typically only grapes are used, but other fruit is acceptable. Can be aged in wood. No specific length of time required.
Cask TypeFrench Oak
"The nose is pretty typical of a high quality, aged grappa. Tar, sandalwood, grilled lemon, raisins, sweet pipe tobacco, and white tea are most apparent. The palate is slightly austere but extremely compelling. Dried dates, candied lemon zest, tobacco, pennies and black tea leaves seduce the taste buds. This deeply satisfying grappa culminates in a very long and dry finish. "