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.
Wine named for the locality of Sant’Andrea, in the village of Castellania.
- Altitude: 400 meters
- Soils: Calcareous marl, agrillous limestone and clay
- Vines planted: 2003
- Hand harvested into 20kg crates
- Destemmed and crushed, fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 25-27 degrees C
- Maceration for 10 days
- Malolactic fermentation for minimum 3 months
- Aging: 9 months in tanks, then at least 3 months in bottle before release
A vivacious and intense ruby-red wine, the bouquet opens with good intensity and traces of wild strawberries and cherry. Full, fresh and satisfying in the mouth.
Pair with red and white meats, fresh cheese, elaborate fish dishes. Superb with agnolotti and raw salames.
90% Barbera, 10% Croatina; alcohol: 13.5%; marl soils of limestone and clay; vines planted 2003; fermentation and aging in stainless steel for over 9 months; bottle aging for at least 3 months before release.
- 90% Barbera, 10% Croatina
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
- Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l
- Extract: 22
The iconic Colli Tortonesi estate, Vigne Marina Coppi is best known for making great Timorasso but this everyday red maintains a youthful profile despite the relatively long ageing – 10 months in stainless steel plus eight months in bottle. Violets, bramble fruit, cocoa powder and blood orange define a medium-weight palate with plump dark fruit upfront, almost imperceptible tannins and an invigorating bead of mouthwatering acidity. 2022 – 2027
|Appellation(s)||DOC Colli Tortonesi|
|Annual Production||25,000 bottles|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Organic, not certified|