Barbera is a variety most commonly associated with Piedmont, where typically it plays second fiddle to Nebbiolo. But Barbera is planted throughout Italy, and is pretty widespread in regions like Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna, in the hills between Piacenza, Bologna and Parma. What Barbera does well is concentrated black cherry fruit with a really refreshing acidity. A brilliant red to enjoy on its own or with a variety of foods.
Producer History: It was Anacleto Bonelli who founded the winery in the mid 40s, right after the war. In what could be defined today as a pioneering move, he built an activity that was extremely thoughtful of the surrounding territory by creating a network of vine growers in the Trebbia Valley and producing a new, distinctive wine, which reflected and valorised the peculiarities of the area: the Trebbianino Val Trebbia, produced with autochthonous grapes. What Anacleto pioneered almost 75 years ago is defined today as sustainability. The activity he started has been flourishing for three generations, and the family still follows his example by working with the same passion and dedication. The control and management of the supply chain, the acquisition of the Due Querce vineyard estate, the continuous investment in new technologies, the boldness of innovating and experimenting with new products: these are the distinctive traits of Cantine Bonelli.