SAVE 10% When You Purchase 6 or More Bottles • We Deliver • SHIPPING NOW AVAILABLE

Vittorio Bera & Figli Arcese Vino Bianco

$27.00

Out of stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Arneis, Cortese, Sauvignon Blanc, Favorita, Vermentino

Vittorio Bera & Figli Arcese Vino Bianco is a whimsical mash-up of Arneis and Cortese, historically the main base of this field-blend white. Cortese and Arneis are classic Piemontese varieties, in Gavi and the Roero hills respectively; also native to Piemonte, Favorita flies under the radar and is generally used in blends for their bright, citric tang; Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc are much less common here. White flowers, yellow peach, almond, and lemon acidity abound.

Song: Shake It Loose by Astronauts, etc.

Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Lemon, Yellow Peach

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

13-14%

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

Out of stock

Save 10% when you buy six or more bottles (mix and match) 

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Vittorio Bera & Figli Arcese Vino Bianco

Vittorio Bera & Figli Arcese Vino Bianco is a whimsical mash-up of Arneis and Cortese, historically the main base of this field-blend white. Cortese and Arneis are classic Piemontese varieties, in Gavi and the Roero hills respectively; also native to Piemonte, Favorita flies under the radar and is generally used in blends for their bright, citric tang; Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc are much less common here. White flowers, yellow peach, almond, and lemon acidity abound.  The different varieties are mainly co-planted and thus co-fermented. They are destemmed and gently pressed, then fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks without sulfur. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and ages on its lees for up to a year in a concrete tank. It is bottled unfiltered with a tiny dab of sulfur and residual sugar, allowing for a final bit of fermentation in the bottle that gives just a slight spritz upon opening.

About Vittorio Bera & Figli

This Piedmont estate dates back to 1785, when the Bera’s ancestors originally purchased some of the land from the Knights of Malta. By this time, the cultivation of grapes — and in this area particularly Moscato grapes — was already well-established since the 13th century (and once again we are indebted to those reviled Crusaders for their faithful spreading of the word “Grape” to every corner of the known world they traveled to!) By the end of the 18th century -and continuing the 19th and 20th centuries- the fame of Moscato (read: Asti Spumante) spread worldwide — and so did slipshod production methods. With few exceptions, the bulk standardization of this wine has been the norm ever since.

The Bera family is different. This was the first estate to bottle and market its own wine in the Canelli region. The estate lies in Sant’Antonio di Canelli, within the region of Serra Masio, the most prestigious and ancient of the area’s Moscato production. The grapes are entirely Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains and are cultivated on steep, southeast slopes of calcerous marl (of ancient oceanic origins). All of the estate is cultivated in organic viticulture with an emphasis on creating an active, healthy ecosystem. All grapes are harvested by hand and their juice is fermented without inoculations. All the winemaking is done by Alessandra’s brother, Gianluigi.

In addition to Moscato d’Asti, the Bera family also grows the precocious white grapes Cortese, Favorita and Arneis which they blend to make a fantastic white wine called “Arcese”. For reds – all vinified with no filtering, fining or added S02- Dolcetto and Barbera are cultivated using the same care in the vines.

Age Verification

By clicking enter, I certify that I am over the age of 21 and am of legal age to purchase Alcohol.

Or

Always enjoy responsibily.