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.
Beautifully slinky and savoury in style, with sour blackcurrant fruit and just a touch of horsey aroma on the finish. Much more substance and concentration than the average Barbera, and the little rustic note isn’t at all distracting – in fact, it adds a leathery note that is really rewarding.