Why make wine from one Italian region when you can choose three? Sofia Barbanera at her family’s Tuscan estate has long thought so, and ContraPosto is her dream become reality. Made from a secret blend and aged in fine oak, it’s a rich seductive red.
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Beyond the Label
Wonderfully smooth and rounded with deep cherry and plum flavours
A “supremely sumptuous and aristocratic symphony” – that’s how Sofia Barbanera describes this red. She won’t disclose its exact blend of grapes, but we can tell you where they’re from – premium sites in Puglia, Sicily and Tuscany. Sofia is winemaker for her family’s third generation estate near Tuscany’s prized Montalcino region, which has won many prizes including Trophy for ‘Best Red Wine of the Year’ and 98 points from critic Luca Maroni. Although shy of revealing the exact grape blend (in case of imitators), she explains they are chosen to produce a beautifully balanced wine. Hence its name – ContraPosto (Italian for counterpoise) – a balance of regional styles. Rich yet elegant, it’s ideal with rich pasta dishes and roast meats.
"Very nice. I really enjoyed this rich, fruity red"
Online Review For the 2018 vintage