Fratelli Barba Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Yang 2019
Fratelli Barba is originally an old, winegrowing family based in Abruzzo though with ancestral roots from Naples. For many years, they sold their grapes but in the 1950s, their philosophy changed and they decided to produce their own wines. Today, they farm over 27 hectares of vines and produce 9 different wines from 4 different indigenous varieties and one delicious olive oil. We love their wines' delicious upfront fruit appeal. Their 'Yang' Montepulciano d'Abruzzo comes from vineyards farmed organically being only treated with copper and sulphur. Fermented in stainless steel, it is reminiscent of their entry-level Montepulciano but with more density, power and expression.
Robin says 'The vineyards for this delicious Montepulciano come from a smaller area within the Montepuliciano d'Abruzzo DOC. It became its own DOCG in 2003 (a higher step up in terms of regulations), calling itself 'Colline Teramane Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOCG' and is one of the most qualitative appellations in the region.'
Pasta with Tomato Sauce
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