Macchiona La Stoppa Barbera/Bonarda 2012

Macchiona La Stoppa
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A hearty dinner

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Deep, Mature Fruits, Smooth

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Macchiona La Stoppa Barbera/Bonarda Biodynamic wine, old vines Barbera and Bonarda.  Long ageing, mature vintage, claret style, delicious savoury and full bodied natural red wine.  Macchiona is a biodynamic red wine made from Italian grapes of Bonarda and Barbera but carries with it a note of the Bordelaise. It has dark fruity notes of blackcurrant, dried currants with cedar, and subtle notes of pencil and wood.  The acidity of the Italian grapes add an extra dimension and make the wine unmistakably Italian. A mature vintage, drinking beautifully.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer La Stoppa
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Vintage 2012
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Barbera, Bonarda
Terroir Clay limestone
Alcohol 14% abv
Maturation 1 year in old large slavonian oak barrels, 2 years in bottle
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 20 - 30,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 20 years
Food Matching Charcuterie, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

La Stoppa are an ancient wine estate in Val Trebbiola, not far from the River Trebbia, in the province of Piacenza.

100 years ago, the then owner Ageno, a lawyer of some repute planted Bordeaux varieties and named them after the more illustrious wines of that region, Bordo, Bordo Bianco and Pino. In the 70s the estate was taken over by the Pantaleoni Family and now is run by Elena Pantaleoni according to biodynamic principles. The vines have been replanted and they now produce wines from local varieties such as Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Barbera and Bonarda, as well as the wines from their ancient vines of Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Semillon. The commitment to natural production, minimal work in the cellar and the excellent terroir yield wines of character, freshness and style which have something of the Bordeaux about them even with the Italian varieties. Perhaps, the 'Terroir' remembers its past and transfuses the history of this magnificent estate into every grape!



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  1. JohnA


    Delicious black fruit mouthful with a long, complex and mouthwatering finish – wood, leather, but crisp and clean too. 11 years old but I’d guess it will go on getting better for some time. I’ll have to buy more!

  2. Paul


    I want more, I need more, I am going to buy more….

  3. Stephen Allen


    A great companion to the cheese I bought at The Courtyard Dairy. Full bodied, rich and very delicious. I will be buying this again.

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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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Macchiona La Stoppa Barbera/Bonarda 2012