Later this year, a new wine from Fattoria dei Barbi will be landing in the U.S.: The estate’s Maremma Toscana Rosso DOC (above), made from 50 percent Sangiovese together with Merlot (30%), Syrah (15%), and Alicante (5%) grown at the estate’s farm in southern Tuscany.
Many Italian wine lovers know Bolgheri and the wines grown along the region’s northern coast. But Maremma, which was elevated from IGT to DOC status in 2011, is rapidly emerging as a leading Tuscan appellation.
Fattoria dei Barbi is among the first top estates to release a Maremma Toscana Rosso DOC in North America.
When a group of wine professionals tasted it at the estate a few weeks ago, they agreed that it was very “Tuscan” in character with wonderful notes of garrigue (Mediterranean maquis or macchia in Italian) that play against its bright, lithe red fruit flavors.
Check out this post on Italian Wine Central for info on this new and exciting appellation. And stay tuned for Fattoria dei Barbi Maremma Toscana Rosso DOC 2017 coming to the U.S. soon!