Medium Body, Fruity (part-dried Sangiovese - appassimento style). IGT. Alc 14%.
99/99 “Best Producer 2020” Luca Maroni.
This 'Toscana Rosso IGT' is a unique presentation of an important Italian grape - known as the 'baby Amarone' since it uses the same practice of drying the grapes to concentrate the flavours (named as a nod to Amarone's brother wine RIPASSO). Expect a deep colour, with rich and ripe fruit notes (red and black cherries) and a velvety palate.
NB: This wine can sometimes be found with slightly different spellings/labels, for example on Vivino. It can also be found listed under the LINE of Duca Di Saragnano*, as opposed to the ESTATE of Barbanera. See the links below to read more on this wine:
- VIVINO link 1 "D.d.S. Sir Passo"
- VIVINO link 2 "Ser Passo"
* What’s in a name? In the case of the Barbanera family’s winery they chose to pay respect to a great legend whose descendant became a close friend of Luigi Barbanera (father of Marco and Paolo who now run the estate). The original Duca di Saragnano came from Campania but fled north to Tuscany, around the 10th Century, as foreign invaders took over much of southern Italy. The Duca di Saragnano was remembered as “amongst the bravest and noblest local defenders” of the Italian land, who “fought valiantly” against the aggressors. Centuries later the inheritor of the title ‘Duca di Saragnano’ met the Barbanera family, who had started out in 1938 with home-produced olive oil, cheeses, cured meat and wine, and granted the use of the prestigious name as “a token of his esteem”.
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