December 28, 2018

In the “Wines of the Week” section, Tamlyn Currin selects BERA Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2017 for “an unpretentious start to 2019.” She writes that “the Bera family have been growing grapes for generations but VALTER and ALIDA began bottling their own wine in the 1970s.” Today, the couple is joined by their sons UMBERTO and RICCARDO. Currin hails the Moscato d’Asti as a “brunch wine” and reviews it in full:

BERA Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2017 
“This Asti takes me to summer, even on this cold, gloomy day. It’s jasmine, frangipani, old-fashioned roses, dianthus; it’s honeyed (you’re talking pale-gold spring-blossom honey), it’s apple nectar, it’s a nip of ginger root in syrup and a pin prick of clove. Tiny, tiny bubbles just prickle the mouth and get all that residual sugar into a congo-dancing line. It turns into poached oranges and pears as it draws to a close.”