Marina Coppi

I GROP – Barbera Superiore Colli Tortonesi – 2009

Region: italy - piedmont

Marina Coppi

Francesco Bellocchio took over vineyard land his grandfather, Fausto Coppi, had owned in the Colli Tortonesi region of Piedmont. Personal drive runs in the family. Grandfather Fausto was one of Italy’s most famous cyclists. Francesco is driven to make the very best wines from local varieties at the winery named after Fausto’s daughter and Francesco’s mother, Marina Coppi.

Grapes / Soils

Barbera Planted 2003 Marl of Sant’Agata argillous/calcarous 0.4 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The grapes come exclusively from our own vineyard called I Grop in Castellania at 400 meters (1,312 ft ) above sea-level.
  • The characteristics of this Cru vineyard endow this wine with particular notes of elegance and body.
Harvest Notes
  • Varietal composition: 100% Barbera
  • Harvest time: end of September
  • First vintage of this wine: 2005
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 6,000
Winemaker's Notes
  • The grapes were hand-harvested into 20 kilo crates.
  • After the pressing and de-stemming, maceration and fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for roughly twenty days with the repassing of the grapes over their dregs and pressing.
  • After drawing off the wine and its first decanting, the wine is transferred into traditional twelve hl barriques where the malolactic fermentation takes place.
  • The wine matures in these barriques for eighteen months, followed by a further 6 months refinement, at least, in bottles.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Barbera grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel refrigerated tanks.
  • Aged in 12 hl barriques and the bottle.
  • Aged for 18 months in the barriques and at least 6 months in the bottle.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH level: 3.48
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 1.8
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 5.5
  • Dry extract (grams/liter): 33.5

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) DOC Colli Tortonesi
Proprietors Francesco Bellocchio
Founded 2008
Winemaker Francesco Bellocchio
Annual Production 25,000 bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic, not certified