Valtellina wine has had a real revolution, given that in the past it was only produced by large cooperative companies. In the last two decades, however, things have changed and smaller and artisanal companies have appeared that are committed to preserving the biotypes of the Chiavennasca vine, such as Rossola, Rossolino rosa, Pignola, Chiavennaschino, Brugnola and Negrera . One of these companies is Barbacan, which practices manual viticulture that respects the environment and local traditions, producing authentic and uncompromising wines. Its vineyards are located on historic terraces that already existed in the Renaissance, and from which expressions of parcels such as Sol, Jazpèmi, Livél and Francia are born.
The company rests on granite and shale soils. De-stemmed grapes, infused for 20 days, the refinement is done in steel tanks.
10% Rossola, Rossolino rosa, Pignola, Brugnola and Negrera
Bright ruby red with purple hues. The nose is intense, with hints of cherry, raspberry and currant, floral notes of rose and hints of black pepper. On the palate it is pleasantly juicy, with composed tannins and a well-structured body.
Excellent in combination with first courses with meat sauce, it also goes well with mushroom risotto and cured meats.