Viberti uses a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and traditional winemaking techniques. The winery has employed the use of roto-fermenters – horizontal stainless steel tanks which consistently churn the juice and skins throughout vinification – eliminating the need for antiquated methods such as punch-downs and pump-overs. This modern technology has decreased fermentation periods, but the wine is still extensively aged in traditional large vertical barrels called tini made from steamed oak, not toasted. By minimizing the influence of oak, maximum fruit expression is achieved
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.