2020 Barbacan Alpi Retiche Rosso

Lombardy, Italy

A classic alpine Nebbiolo from Lombardy, that provides exceptional value.


So charming. Very good!

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

Cool alpine vibes, minerality, and a sharp stony character, these are core qualities that differentiate these Nebbiolo wines that come from the altitude of Lombardy to their more well-known cousins from Piedmont.

The Rosso di Valtellina from the Sega men of Barbacan, is both regionally and varietally distinct. Red fruits, pretty cool alpine florals, delicate spice, and of course, that cat tongue tannin profile that screams Nebbiolo.

It’s a breath of fresh air to be able to see these different expressions of Nebbiolo from Barbacan. We love the variety, and these wines present a brand new perspective on it.

About Barbacan

Angelo Sega, along with his sons Matteo and Luca, founded Barbacan in 2006 in the Valtellina Alps of Lombardy.

Farming 7 ha of vines on the steep slopes of the region organically and biodynamically, they cultivate, and showcase Nebbiolo, known locally as Chiavennasca, and other lesser known regional varieties Rossola, Rossolino Rosa, Brugnola and Negrera.

In this valley, surrounded by fierce mountains, the men of the Sega family take their role of representatives of the region seriously, believing their wines to be the vanguard of Valgella, one of the five sub-zones of Valtellina.

The steep terraced vineyards of Barbacan
The steep terraced vineyards of Barbacan
Valtellina, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Early vintage, harvest was finished by mid-October. Tiny quantity but terrific quality. In this vintage no Francia or Livel were produced, all of the grapes from those vineyards were put into the Rosso making it an absolute bargain.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Matteo, Angelo & Luca Sega
Matteo, Angelo & Luca Sega
Valtellina, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Cherry juice, alpine herbs and floral perfume, something of a sweet soil, smoky/flinty/stony character too. Light, fresh, inflection of sweet herbs and distinct cherry juiciness, a little cinnamon spice, fresh, strawberry, succulence and chalky feel, a little pepper, and a bright cherry pip finish of good length. So charming. Very good!" - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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