Those of you who have been members of the Wine Club for a while will know about my frustration at the inconsistency of Chianti. When it was recommended to me that I take a look at a producer that ’succeeds in its (sic) aim of producing modern style wines’, I was intrigued.Read More
The samples arrived and I was blown away by the quality. The success of the ‘Old World’ continuing to grow is about embracing new techniques to enhance their traditions and that is exactly what is achieved by the family-run firm of Barbanera, headed up by Marco.
There has been huge investment in modern wine-making machinery at the vineyard but Marco has also understood the need to bring in the right people, combining experienced wine-makers from the region with new blood too. The resulting wine is a tribute to this innovation.
Sangiovese, from the Latin 'sanguis jovis', meaning 'blood of Jove', is the most planted, and perhaps the most widely planted, grape variety in Italy.