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Marcobarba 'Barbabianca' 2020

Marcobarba 'Barbabianca' 2020

Farming : Organic | Biodynamic


Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Fermentation | Unfined | Unfiltered | Vegan


Region : Veneto, Italy


Grape : Garganega | Riesling Italico | Moscato Bianco | Glera | Trebbiano


Alcohol by Volume : 11.5%



A wine from exclusively biodynamic viticulture, with interventions in harmony with the vineyard always reduced to a minimum. Barbianca is made with a mix of white-grape varieties native of the territory, some known, others not so much. The wine ferments with indigenous yeasts in concrete tanks; ages for at least 6 months in the same fermentation containers, and it is bottled unfiltered. Lots of texture and flavor, light grip and very crisp. Hints of almond, chamomile and honeysuckle nose, with a lingering, delicious pear profile and slight zest.

According to Marco and the Barbaboyz, Barbabianca is synonymous with “beva” (which means “easy drink”). The ideal wine for aperitifs and fish-based dinners shared with friends. To pair with gratinated scallops or a plate of pasta with savory sardine-sauce.

Marco “Barba”, grown up in Madonna di Lonigo, near Vicenza, is the heart and the face of the Marcobarba project (check the label closely).

Since his youth, as soon as he finished the mandatory studies, he began working as a carpenter, but he soon discovered a deep interest for biodynamic agriculture and Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. He’s thus moved in the Jura canton of Switzerland, to work as a shepherd and agricultural farmer.

In 2015, returned to Veneto, he began working with his friend Stefano Menti in the latter’s family winery. Thanks to the enologic experiences accumulated in the Menti Winery, during his free time, he started to produce wine from the grapes of several vineyards he managed on behalf of a few elderly widows in his native town, incrementing the number of lots year by year.

In the following years, with the help of a few friends he met during the years working at Menti, Marco improved the agronomic aspects of his wine production, and since 2018, driven by their passion for biodynamic agriculture and their respect for nature, Marco and his close knit team of the “Barbaboyz” have launched the adventure of the Marcobarba brand, with the goal to produce straightforward and genuine wines derived by pure and authentic grapes. Wines that, just like Marco, are coarse and irreverent, with a big heart.