Marina Coppi

Sant’Andrea – Barbera Colli Tortonesi – 2020

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. Winery address is nº5 via Sant’Andrea.

  • 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 25-27º C
  • Maceration for 10 days
  • Malolactic fermentation for minimum 3 months
  • Aged 9 months in tanks, then at least 3 months in bottle before release
Winemaker's Notes

Intense, ruby red in the glass. Full aromas of cherry and wild strawberries. Fresh and mouthfilling palate.

Pair with white and red meats, fresh cheeses, elaborate fish dishes, agnolotti and raw salame.

Wine Summary

100% Barbera; alcohol: 13.5%; vineyards in locality of Sant’Andrea; 400 meters altitude; marly soils of limestone and clay; vines planted 2003; hand harvested; fermentation and aging in stainless steel for over 9 months; bottle aging for at least 3 months before release.

Technical Information
  • 100% Barbera
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

Reviews

91 Points

HIDDEN GEM

Vivid aromas of fresh and candied sour red cherries barrel out of the glass, followed by tea, rosebud and earth. The lifted palate is driven by the tart red fruits giving way to a black tea note on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast, December, 2023

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