|Grape/Varietal : Gargenega, Muscat.||Color : Sparkling - Pet-Nat|
|Origin : Italy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Veneto||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2021||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.
Barbabolla is a semi-sparkling white wine made with a mix of white-grape varieties native of the territory, some known, others not so much.
Wine based on indigenous fermentation, unfiltered and without the addition of sulfur dioxide; re-fermentation in the bottle with juice from dried grapes, not degourged.
According to Marco and the Barbaboyz, Barbabolla is pure energy. The ideal wine for “the endless aperitif of the weekend”, to combine with “cicchetti” (a small piece of stuffed bread) with raw ham and gorgonzola cheese, vegetables in batter or a generous portion of fried anchovies.
Pairs Well With:
Fried Anchovies & Gorgonzola Cheese
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