Barbacan Rosso di Valtellina 2018 75cl


Tasting Note

A complex wine that is easy to understand- rich berry fruit with layers of earth and herbs brought together with spiced wood tannins. Jancis is a big fan giving it 17+ points out of 20


Barbacàn is Angelo Sega and his sons Luca and Matteo. They grow and collect Nebbiolo, Chiavennesca as the locals call it, from their 3 hectares of vineyards in San Giacomo di Teglio in Valtellina on the border of Switzerland in the Italian Alps.  The Sega men are grower-producers, the vanguard of Valgella with a passion stronger than the mountains they work in.  It is not easy land to work, nor does the climate assist.  Steep terraced vineyards 450+ meters above sea level that involve tremendous amounts of hard, back-breaking work to obtain and maintain, 'heroic viticulture' as the Italians call it. 

Country: Italy | Region: Piedmont | Alcohol: 12.5% | Grapes: Nebbiolo | Family Producer