|Grape/Varietal : Gargenega||Color : White|
|Origin : Italy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Veneto||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2020||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Marco "Barba" has an affinity with farming and nature. After finishing his studies, he moved to Jura to work as a shepherd and farmer, inspired by biodynamic agriculture and the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. He decided to move back to his home town of Lonigo, in the Veneto region, and apply his newfound knowledge to producing wines, working at Stefano Menti's winery.
He began producing wine from several vineyards he managed on behalf of some elderly widows in his native town, and with the help of his friends - who he terms 'the Barbaboyz', started producing his own wines, gradually changing the agriculture of the vineyards to align with his philosophy. The Marcobarba wines are made with a purists' approach: farmed responsibly and with minimal additions: "wines simply made with grapes" he says. The wines are quite unique as Marco combines traditional grapes with unidentified local varieties in the blends, which help express the mineral rich soils of the area.
A wine from exclusively biodynamic viticulture, with interventions in harmony with the vineyard always reduced to a minimum. Barbianca is made with a mix of white-grape varieties native of the territory, some known, others not so much. The wine ferments with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks; ages for 9 months in the same fermentation containers, and it is bottled unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.
Aromas of bruised apricot, pear, peach fuzz, chamomile, bergamot, honeysuckle and hints of almond on the nose. Dry. Medium bodied. Low alcohol. Medium (+) acidity. Pleasant textural richness on the palate along with flavours of ripe stone fruit, fresh floral blossoms and hints of nuttiness. Some phenolic bitterness on the finish
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