Bernabé Navarro

In the old bush vines of Alicante works natural vigneron Rafa Bernabé. The white varieties are planted close to the sea, where they rely on it's cooling breezes, whilst the red grapes are found soaking up the sun further inland. Varieties are Moscatel, Merseguera, Garnacha Peluda and Monastrell. He harvests early, particularly for the white varieties in order to ensure freshness in the wines. In the winery, his methods are simple: no added yeasts and no added SO2 where possible.


The Bera family have farmed in the Langhe area of Piemonte since 1785. Their vineyard stretches between Alba and Asti on the road from Barbaresco and Neive that climbs up towards Neviglie and into nearby towns. Soils in the vineyard are heavy clay with limestone which lie on top of iron and galet. This is where the Moscato grape began making a name for itself in terms of winemaking. Moscato d'Asti. The wine all serious wine drinkers love to hate. And for no odd reason; there aren't many wines with such a bubble gummy-reputation as Moscato d'Asti out there.