The Wine: Jazpemi Valtellina Superiore 2018
Barbacan Rosso Jazpemi Valtellina Superiore 2018 is a red wine made from 100% Chiavennasca (local name for Nebbiolo) grapes grown organically in Valtellina, Lombardy, Northern Italy. Spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. Valtellina Superiore DOCG wine made by Barbacan with only the best grapes; compare its level of finesse to a Barolo from Tortonian soils – elegant and approachable.
The Producer: Barbacan
Barbacan is a small, family-owned winery of only 6 hectares. The vineyards are located on terraced slopes characteristic of Valtellina, a narrow valley northeast of Milan, Lombardy. The steepness of the terraces makes working these vineyards extremely difficult, hence the designation "heroic viticulture". At Barbacan everything is done by hand in the most natural way possible: no chemicals in the vineyards or in the cellar, no industrial yeasts, spontaneous fermentation, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulfites. One of the few 100% natural winemakers in Valtellina.
The Region: Lombardy