I talk about Trediberri quite a lot. For many reasons. One: Nicola rocks. He’s just an incredible person. Two: his wines also rock. He just makes good wines. End of story. Nicola and his team work so hard and their hard work pays off. Three: the prices are ridiculous. I mean, 189NOK (roughly $19) in Norway is almost too hard to believe.
Trediberri Barbera d’Alba Rocks
When I say that the Barbera d’Alba from Trediberri rocks, what do I mean? I could say things like:
Full body, long finish
Dark fruit, good concentration of fruit
But I won’t. Wine is so individual. Tastes are so individual. But I will tell you that I think this barbera from Trediberri is representative of a quality barbera. Very drinkable now but you can keep it for a few years (if you can stop yourself from opening them all).
So what am I getting at? You should be buying his wines! Did you know that some Vinmonopol stock them on their shelf? And if you’d rather buy online, you can do that too! So you really don’t have any excuses!
These are the stores that currently stock Trediberri Barbera d’Alba:
Aker Brygge – 16
Levanger – 15
Tromsdalen – 13
Nicola’s take on Vintages
Every year is different, for better or worse. 2014 is known for it’s massive amounts of rain. 2010 is considered a wine for the books. But I believe a truly great winemaker can make good wine in any vintage. If you work with nature, respect nature and generally just work hard, you can make magic happen.
In recent encounter with Nicola, this is what he said about the past vintages:
2016 is all class like Jaqueline Kennedy. 2017 is as huge Pamela Anderson. And 2018 is as skinny as Miley Cyrus.Nicola