HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Umberta PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli APPELLATION: Vino Rosso GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Barbera FERMENTATION TANKS: Acacia wood YEASTS: Native MACERATION: 10 days MALOLACTIC: Done in tank AGED IN: Concrete AGED FOR: 10-11 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 13.000 ALTITUDE: 380 SOIL: Limestone YEAR PLANTED: 1940-1999 DENSITY: Ca 5.000 vines per hectare YIELD: 1,5 kg/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
Superb Barbera offering juicy fruit and soft tannins. No hard edges whatsoever here, means that Fabrizios vision has succeeded. "It's wine; you drink it", says Fabrizio. Well, yes indeed, trust us; you will.
The Wine’s Story
This is one of our favourite everyday wines, ever! Umberta packs serious Barbera fruitiness with an unmistakably Fabrizio Iuli identity. We’re well aware of the fact that there’s a boatload of well crafted Barbera wines carrying similar price tags, but to us, none comes in terms of complexity and sense of place.
We, as most wine importers, measure any producer by its entry level wine, and Umberta is the reason why we are constantly looking for reasons to revisit this special place. Not only is it the birthplace of Barbara, it’s also the home of Fabrizio Iuli.