Three friends – Tre – and a vineyard in Berri: hence we are the “Trediberri”
Berri is a small hamlet in the westernmost part of La Morra, located in the Langhe hills of Piemonte, close to the Tanaro river. It lies at the extreme western edge of the Barolo region. Here, in 2007, Nicola, his father Federico and their friend Vladimiro, acquired 5 hectares circa (12.5 acres) exclusively for the production of Barolo. The Trediberri winery was born.
Our first wine was released in 2011 and today we vinify wine from 10,5 ha (26 acres) of vineyards: in addition to the original 5 ha (12 acres) in the Berri Cru, we also own 2,8 ha (7 acres) in the Crus of Rocche dell’Annunziata and Torriglione – where we grow Barolo, Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc – and we are currently renting 3 ha (7,5 acres) of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo in Vicoforte, within the most southern village of Langhe Region, at the feet of the Alps. From 2012 until 2017 included, we had the privilege to cultivate another hectare of Nebbiolo for Barolo in the Capalot Cru, in La Morra. Unluckily, from 2018 that contract hasn’t been renewed.
We are a young, artisanal family winery.
We have no ancestral coat of arms depicting rampant horses and fluttering ensigns. We have no history and that is fine by us: we like talking about the present, through our wines.
Who we are
Our family is growing
Even today Federico can recall vividly the day that he met his mentor, Renato Ratti. From that moment, in 1970, until his retirement in 2005, Federico was the cellar man in Ratti’s winery. Following this, he quickly realised that he would become very bored, so Federico soon returned to the fray with Trediberri. He complains about his son and his wines when they are not easy to drink. Federico loves the wines of Burgundy and the Sauvignon Blancs of the Loire. He is the pillar of Trediberri, always wearing a shirt – even when working the vineyard – but never a tie.
Sienese by birth, with Turin as his home, since his first visit to La Morra in 1996 he has never left it He divides his time between his profession as director of a bank, and running a winery following his passion. Blown away by a Chenin by Jean-Pierre Robinot and a Cannonau by Alessandro Dettori, he knows and loves the world of Natural Wine. He is Trediberri’s financial ‘compass’.
Unconvinced Bocconi University graduate, Nicola regrets non having studied winemaking, and therefore he tries to learn as much as he can from his father – even if no-one, including his father, believes it. He is lucky enough to have his father, Federico, and Valdimiro to clear up his mistakes. He loves Pinot from Chambolle-Musigny and is convinced that Rocche dell’Annunziata is “Les Amoureuses” of the Barolo region. Since working at Trediberri, he has gained 20 kilos and each month decides to go on a diet – but only until the next tasting…
Our idea of Wine
We love to drink wine, therefore the greatest recognition for us is a bottle that is quickly finished. But our idea of drinkability does not equate to simplicity: it is about equilibrium. There are wines that are extremely alcoholic and structured yet are also pleasurable to drink. By the same token, others are light in body and alcohol but unpleasant to drink. The bottle that finishes before the others is always the most balanced wine, the one in which all components talk to each other in the most complete way. For this reason we do not have; nor do we like; dogmas or fixed protocols. We usually vinify in cement tanks, but we also like to use wood or steel tanks depending on the year, the variety and the vineyard; we macerate the skins for more or less time; we age the wines for more or less time… All in order to offer the most balanced and drinkable wine as possible.
The creator of our labels is an artist, Pierflavio Gallina. He was born in Santo Stefano Belbo, a Piemontese village made famous by a local writer called Cesare Pavese, from whom he inherited his passion for Langhe and its hills.
Moving to a permanent studio in La Morra, he has become one of the most important artists of the Piemontese landscape. His work forms part of many important public and private collections, including those of: Regione Piemonte, the Robert Mondavi Collection in California, the Museo Civico di Recanati and the Regional Enoteca in Barolo.
Through personal friendship and a love of his watercolours, our labels were born: the fluidity and colour of his paintings are the perfect representation of our style and our way of seeing wine.