Trebbiolo Rosso La Stoppa 2019
REGION: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
GRAPE: Barbera, Bonarda
Spicy - Leather - Tannic
This has a savoury note and a sharpness making it a perfect wine for food - as it really cuts through fatty big flavours flavours. Spicy, leather and rustic tannins from the grapes. Aged in stainless steel to preserve the freshness of the fruit.
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 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.
Try this with a creamy blue like Fourme d'Ambert