Viberti La Gemella Barbera D’Alba
Meaning “twin,” La Gemella was created to honor the winemaker’s mother, Maria, who is a twin herself and a lover of Barbera. Expressive floral tones of wild rose, fresh berries and crushed mineral. Full-bodied layers of blueberry, licorice, and earth are perfectly balanced. A vibrancy of acid, silky tannins, and lengthy finish contribute to the outstanding quality. Aged for 1 year in tini and bottle. Will offer ideal drinking over the next 2-3 years.
The viberti winery was founded in the early 1900s, when antonio viberti purchased an inn in the vergne district of barolo, known as “al buon padre”, along with an adjoining farm that produced the wine served in the trattoria.
At that time, dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo grapes were the three varieties used by antonio to produce his wines, which he sold exclusively in the restaurant.In 1967, antonio’s son giovanni became owner of the business, supported by his wife maria. Maria’s personable nature with the restaurant clientele, has been fundamental in the growth of the winery and the restaurant. As head chef of the family and restaurant kitchen, maria is committed to the preparation of the freshest local and seasonal produce. With her help, the viberti family and winery has gone from strength to strength.