Marina Coppi

Sant’Andrea – Barbera Colli Tortonesi – 2019

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

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
Harvest Notes
  • 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
Winemaker's Notes

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.

Wine Summary

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.

Technical Information
  • 90% Barbera, 10% Croatina
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l
  • Extract: 22


90 Points

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

Decanter, July, 2022

General Info

Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation(s) DOC Colli Tortonesi
Proprietors Francesco Bellocchio
Founded 2003
Winemaker Francesco Bellocchio
Annual Production 2,083 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Organic, not certified