Marina Coppi I Grop Barbera, Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont, Italy, 2010 (Organic)
Overview of the WineFrancesco Bellocchio purchased a small vineyard in Castellania, a small village in the Colli Tortonesi region of Piedmont. This 4.5 hectare (11 acre) plot of land was truly special to Francesco. His grandfather, Fausto Coppi, was born in Castellania and was the original owner of the vineyard. Fausto died before Francesco was born, however, the family genes for determination to be the best had been passed down. Fausto Coppi was a legendary cyclist who from 1940-1953 won the Giro d’Italia five times, the Tour of France twice, and the World Championship. Grandfather Fausto and Marina, Francesco’s mother, are Francesco’s daily inspiration to do his very best. He honored them by naming the winery after Marina and his Timorasso after Fausto. Francesco studied winemaking, then coaxed his wife, Anna, to join him in founding Vigne Marina Coppi in 2003
Harvesting: after awaiting the proper ripeness of the grapes they are then handpicked in crates in the early morning hours so as to preserve the diversity of their aroma.
Farming: Organic, not certified
Grape / BlendBarbera
Colli Tortonesi, Piedmont, Italy
On the palate, smooth and harmonious, long lasting and full-bodied.
Best served with: red and white meats, mushrooms, stuffed pasta, and the other traditional Piedmontese first courses as well as seasoned cheese.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and baking spice lead the way on this roundly structured wine. On the chewy, concentrated palate, notes of white pepper and nutmeg add depth to the juicy black cherry core. Bright acidity and velvety tannins provide structure, freshness and finesse. Drink through 2022. - Kerin O'Keefe
Product size: 750ml