|Grape/Varietal : Merlot, Cab Franc||Color : Red|
|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.
Barbarossa is mainly Merlot, plus other varieties such as Cabernet, Raboso and some other local, unknown varieties. Fermented with native yeasts, in cement tanks; aged for 12 months in steel tanks and bottled unfiltered with a small addition of sulfur.
Perfumed aromas of red cherry, cranberry, strawberry, mushroom, potpourri, forest floor and hints of baking spice on the nose. Dry. Light bodied. High acidity. Medium alcohol. Low lively of ripe tannins. Lively flavours of tart red berries, floral blossoms, hints of spice and earth on the palate.
Pairs Well With:
Larb Moo Tord (Minced and Fried Thai Herbed Pork)
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