2019 La Berta Sangiovese Superiore

91 Points John Caro
In stock
A bright and juicy Sangiovese grown organically by Felsina in one of Italy's undervalued regions. The La Berta estate in Emilia Romagna was bought in 2009 by leaders in Chianti, Felsina, who thus realised a family dream of producing wine back in their original homeland. Here the focus remains on the Sangiovese grape, though this characterful version is made by vinifying in steel, which retains drink-young freshness and definition of flavour. An accessible style with real quality and pedigree, the La Berta is a treat for the barbeque or the table.
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Its Origins

The Poggiali family, owners of the Fattoria di Felsina winery since the 1960’s, are originally from Ravenna in Emilia-Romagna. They have had the intention for some time of having a winery in native land. That dream was finally realized in 2009 when they bought Podere La Berta in the town of Brisighella, previously owned by Marcello Giovannini through whose work at La Berta gained a reputation as one of the top wine producers in the region. There is a natural connection to Felsina in that the most important grape in Romagna is Sangiovese. The vineyards at La Berta are farmed with the same care and attention as those at Fattoria di Felsina. They are farmed with minimal impact and practice biodynamic farming methods, but do not plan to be certified. The soil here is a mix of clay and sand rich in marine deposit. They vineyards sit in a choice position in the foothills of the Appenine Mountains with influence from the Adriatic as well. It is natural to compare these wines to those of Tuscany but they should really be viewed in their own light – the best wines can hold their own in any setting.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current vintage

"Vibrant ruby red. Redolent of wild red and black berryfruit, with fragrant impressions of spice, alongside earthy mineral and a hint of toastiness. Crisp, enfolding, and energy-driven, with glossy, fragrant tannins and a long-lingering finish."

Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2016 vintage)

"The 2016 Romagna Sangiovese Superiore shows a dark and enriched appearance with dark cherry, blackberry, plum, prune and light spice. You also get a level of floral intensity with lilac and wild rose. This is a mid-weight effort that would pair with fried chicken or pork roast."

Variety Sangiovese
Region Emilia Romagna
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2021 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with PORK



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