Marco Barba Barbarossa (750ml)
Cabernet FrancMerlotOther red grapesRaboso Veronese
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Marco “Barba”, grew up in Madonna di Lonigo, near Vicenza. He is the heart (and the face, if you check the label closely) of the Marcobarba project. Marco took an interest in organic and biodynamic farming from an early age. “Marcobarba” started as a social project carried on by Marco and friends he met working with another Venetian natural winemaker, Stefano Menti. Today the “Barbaboyz” take care of small plots of abandoned vineyards owned by some elderly widows, between the white sedimentary terrains of the Berici Hills and the dark and volcanic soils of Gambellara. From the grapes they grow with biodynamic practices, Marco produces about 40,000 bottles a year: a fizzy white wine, a still white and a red wine. Marco and the Barbaboyz’ winemaking and bottling is done in the Menti Giovanni Winery.
Lots of juicy red and dark fruit on the nose and palate. Medium bodied and unoaked with crunchy red fruit, bright acidity, a little spicy stemmy note that adds a layer of interest and a mineral backbone. This is an extremely gulpable red and will pair with a range of foods. Delicious with antipasti, pizza, pasta in light tomato sauce or mushroom risotto.
From an exclusively biodynamic viticulture, interventions reduced to the minimum and always in harmony with the vineyard. Barbarossa is mainly Merlot, plus other varieties such as Cabernet, Raboso and other indigenous grapes unknown. Fermented wine with indigenous yeasts, in cement tanks; aged for 12 months in steel tanks and bottled unfiltered with a very small addition of sulfur.