Vivid ruby red in color, this blend delights the senses with layered aromas of plums, black cherry, fig and a hint of truffles. On the palate the wine is dry and full-bodied with an additional hint of vanilla.
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The name of this wine makes a double reference: it is named after the hill ”San Sisto” which is located near the winery, and also after Mr. Sisto Bera, the head of the family and father of owner, Valter Bera. This innovative Piedmontese blend is made from 70% Barbera, 20% Nebbiolo and 10% Merlot.
Wine maker notes
An intense and brilliant ruby red wine with garnet red tinges from the harmonius union of red grape varieties authorized by the denomination Langhe. It’s fragrance is very fine, intense, full of ripe fruit and sweet notes of spice, while being a soft, velvety, well balanced and structured wine. Excellent with braised red meat and
Location of Vineyard
Located in Neviglie, a small, bucolic town with breathtaking views of the Alps and the gleaming Tanaro River, this small, family-owned-and-operated winery spans several acres in Alba and Asti, two classic Piedmontese grape-growing areas famous for robust reds and refreshing whites. This hilly area southeast of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo is famous for its wines, cheeses and truffles - particularly the white truffles of Alba. The Bera vineyards thrive in soil rich with clay, limestone and volcanic rock. The southeast hillside location ranges from 1050 to 1247 feet above sea level, benefiting from continuous wind.
70% Barbera, 20% Nebbiolo and 10% Merlot
With great passion and desire, the Bera family strives to respect to the tradition of the territory. Their winemaking philosophy is simple: From the cultivation of the grapes, to the winemaking process and bottling, quality is their #1 concern. Bera vines are mainly Moscato - the Moscato d”Asti a primary Bera specialty. Additionally, Asti Spumante has become a prime focus. Now almost exclusively produced by larger companies, Bera strives to return this historic wine to its small-winery roots.
For over 100 years, the Bera family has demonstrated their rich knowledge of the Langhe area, initially growing and supplying grapes to prominent wineries of the Piemonte region and eventually crafting renowned artisanal wines of their own. Located in Neviglie, a small village in close proximity to the prime soil of Barbaresco, this gem of a winery may be difficult to find but well worth the search. With a range of offerings that includes a lively Asti Spumante, a vibrant Brachetto, and a positively decadent Moscato d”Asti, the Bera family is dedicated to producing the highest expression of Piedmontese wines. With deep roots in Piemonte”s winemaking history, the Bera family began vinification and bottling of their own label in 1979, shortly after current owner and head winemaker Valter Bera graduated from the Enological School of Alba.