Vigne Marina Coppi Sant'Andrea Barbera 2020
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 90% Barbera 10% Croatina
This wine is an intense ruby-red in colour. The bouquet has good intensity with hints of cherry and wild strawberries which follow on to the finish. The wine is complex, rounded and supple with a delicious fresh fruit character.
The vineyards are situated on a mid-slope at 400 metres above sea level in a sheltered position protected from the cold northerly winds, thus benefiting from an ideal micro-climate. There is marked diurnal temperature variation, as well as distinct seasonal differences, and one of the lowest levels of rainfall in Piemonte. The soil, known as Marl of Sant'Agata, is made up of 30% sand, 55% clay and 15% limestone and is grey/light blue in colour. The wine is named after the street Sant'Andrea in Castellania where the Vigne Marina Coppi winery is based.
Marina Coppi is the daughter of the legendary cyclist Fausto Coppi, the first man ever to win the Giro d‘Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. Although vines have always been planted at Castellania, a small village in south-eastern Piemonte, it was only when Marina’s son Francesco, along with his wife Anna, took over the property that they began bottling their own wine. They focus on the native varieties of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Croatina, Freisa, Favorita and Timorasso to make wines that are vibrant and well defined.