Barbacan

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Country of Origin: Italy
Location: Valtellina, Lombardy
People: Angelo Sega, his sons Luca Sega & Matteo Sega, Owners & Winemakers
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Items

Barbacan 2017 'Pizamej' Valtellina Superiore Valgella DOCG Login TFL NR In Stock
Barbacan 2017 'Sol' Valtellina Superiore Valgella DOCG Login TFL NR In Stock
Barbacan 2019 Rosso di Valtellina DOC Login In Stock

Barbacàn is Angelo Sega and his sons Luca and Matteo. They grow and collect Nebbiolo, Chiavennesca as the locals call it, from their 3 hectares of vineyards in San Giacomo di Teglio in Valtellina on the border of Switzerland in the Italian Alps. The Sega men are grower-producers, the vanguard of Valgella, with a passion stronger than the mountains they work. It is not easy land to work, nor does the climate assist. Steep terraced vineyards 400+ meters above sea level that involve tremendous amounts of hard, back-breaking work to obtain and maintain, 'heroic viticulture' as the Italians call it. From vineyard to bottle, their strength, passion and hard work is evident.

They practice organic viticulture and are waiting to be certified. Replanting comes from the cuttings of their own vines to maintain and the preserve the authenticity of their particular clone of Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca). Cellar work is minimal; the wines are allowed to mature at their own pace.

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Instagram: @barbacan_sa
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Reviews

  • Barbacan 2017 'Sol' Valtellina Superiore Valgella DOCG
    The Feiring Line
    Rating: NR (2/2/2021)

    This is practically all Chiavennasca (nebbiolo) with just a smidge of rossola (a nebbiolo cousin). Fermented in steel, raised in old oak for a year, it then goes back into stainless to settle. 2017 was a hot year, but here the heat translates into a restrained wine with a bit more tannin than the previous vintage. The fruit lurks but right now it’s a beautiful house waiting for beloved company to arrive. I’d give it another year to blossom, or drink it quick, then buy more for the cellar.
  • Barbacan 2017 'Pizamej' Valtellina Superiore Valgella DOCG
    The Feiring Line
    Rating: NR (2/2/2021)

    Of Barbacàn’s three single vineyard bottlings, this one is the only one that showed some reduction. This one, unlike Sol, is raised in Stockinger vats. Power and elegance, a sandy, gritty structure, and some lovely nebbiolo dust. Lay this one down.