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Barbacarlo

The enigmatic wines of Lino Maga are considered by many to be among Italy’s very best. From Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy, sometimes called the ‘Tuscany of the North’, Maga’s family have been making wine from their hillside Barbacarlo cru since 1886.

barbacarlo

Barbacarlo

The Barbacarlo cru, a monopole of the Maga family that they have farmed since 1886, is a steeply sloped, four hectare, south-west facing hillside plot surrounded by forest. To taste Lino Maga's wines is to be transported here, such is the honesty and transparency of the winemaking.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: red
GRAPES: croatina, barbera, ughetta
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: oak
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

montebuono

Montebuono

Montebuono, another historic Barbacarlo cru, is distinguished by a higher gravel content and the presence of barbera in the blend. Winemaking follows the same practices as the Barbacarlo cuvée, resulting in similarly charming and expressive wines with their own stamp of terroir.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Oltrepò Pavese DOC
VINTAGE: 2015
STYLE: red
GRAPES: barbera, croatina, uva rara, ughetta
FARMING: organic
FERMENTATION: oak
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14%
CASE SIZE: 6

Barbacarlo

The enigmatic wines of Lino Maga are considered by many to be among Italy’s very best. From Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy, sometimes called the ‘Tuscany of the North’, Maga’s family have been making wine from their hillside Barbacarlo cru since 1886.

Utterly traditional in style, the vineyards are tended without chemicals and cellar work is minimal. Each year, a careful selection of the croatina, uva rara and ughetta grapes are fermented spontaneously in old botti without temperature control, and bottled the following spring, sometimes even before fermentation is finished. By carrying out winemaking in exactly the same fashion each year, the wines of Barbacarlo express vintage variation more clearly than most. The wines can vary markedly from year to year, but like all great wines, they will always age and develop into a wine that somehow is greater than the sum of its parts.