This month we have a special Umbrian Sangiovese from Barberani releasing at the LCBO.

Barberani is one of Umbria’s most respected producers, famous for its clean, pure wines. The vineyards lie on hills overlooking Lake Corbara, close to the city of Orvieto in the south-west of the province, which lies south of Tuscany in Italy’s centre. Of the estate’s 80-odd hectares, 50 are dedicated to vineyards and olive groves. The rest is given over to cereals and holiday cottages, making this an authentic place to visit for a spot of agriturismo. The close proximity of the lake below helps regulate the microclimate here by preventing extreme variations in temperature.

Advised by consultant oenologist Maurizio Castelli, the estate uses no chemical herbicides or pesticides in its vineyards. By law, Orvieto is made from a combination of five grape varieties, of which the finest is grechetto, a Barberani speciality. Around 20,000 bottles of it are produced in every vintage under the designation of Grechetto Umbria IGT.

Read below for more details about this new release, along with the LCBO link to purchase.



Barberani Polvento 2019

“The 2019 Polvento is nearly impossible to pull away from, as a bouquet of cinnamon-dusted black cherries, cedar spice box and dark, dark chocolate keeps me at the edge of the glass. It’s seamlessly silky and elegant throughout, washing polished ripe red berries across the palate with ease while leaving a staining of minerals and fine-grain tannins in their wake. Hints of mocha mix with a twang of sour citrus and wild herbs, as this finishes classically structured and incredibly long. The 2019 is a glorious vintage for Polvento, a varietal Sangiovese from Umbria that can easily compete across all of central Italy. Drinking window: 2024-2031.94+ points, Eric Guido,

Read more about Barberani here.

Appellation : IGT Umbria Rosso
Region : Umbria
Country : Italy
Grape(s) : Sangiovese
Price : $56
LCBO : 34460






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