Produced under the appellation of Maremma Toscana Rosso DOC since 2015, Barbaspinosa is a robust and approachable wine. Hailing from the same vineyard as Avvoltore, Barbaspinosa is the second-label red wine from the clay soils of the Poggetti Estate. High in well-integrated tannins, this is a versatile wine that can stand up to deep and robust foods. The name, Barbaspinosa, is a character from a collection of a short stories written by the Great Grandfather Giuseppe Leo Moris for his children.
Color: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: complex, ripe plum and blackberry with deep notes of vanilla, cedar and forest floor
Taste: high, well-integrated tannins, persistent, ripe black fruit
Serving temperature: 18°C / 64°F
Pairings: wild boar, and other braised meat
Production zone: Poggetti, Massa Marittima
Terroir: clay, rich in fossils, slightly acidic
Exposure: South West
Yield per hectare: 6,000 kilos
Harvest time: second and fourth week of September. Vinification in vitrified cement tanks. Pumping over twice a day for a maceration period lasting 18 days. The wine, before being bottled, is left to age for 12 months in the used-Avvoltore oak barrels. After 4 months, bottles are released to market.
The Poggetti Estate lies in the Northern part of the Tuscan Maremma, among rolling hillsides just 7 km from the Tyrrhenian Sea. It extends over an area of 423 hectares (1,045 acres), of which about 37 hectares (91 acres) are dedicated to vines. The family's prized vineyard, Vigna dell'Avvoltore, lies on the iconic Avvoltore Hill, a mineral-rich limestone slope with an altitude varying from 80 to 100 meters above sea level and a South-West exposure. The vines benefit from hot temperatures, long sun exposure, and cool evenings during the growing season. The vineyard's proximity to the sea lends its wines a particularly appreciated salinity and minerality. The soil diversity typical of the Metallurgic Hills endows the grapes grown on it with rich tannins and great personality.