Description by Vynas Grynas
A stunning representation of what this part of Italy has to offer. Barbera and Bonarda grape blend, wild, earthy, yeastiness on the nose, plus hints of vanilla mixed with earthy, sweet leathery notes. Aromas of small berries, blackberries and myrtle. Dryish on palate, which is rosy, lightly spiced, with meaty fruit and refreshing acidity.
La Stoppa is an ancient wine estate in Val Trebbiola, not far from the River Trebbia, in the province of Piacenza. It's now run by Elena Pantaleoni using biodynamic practices, who took the reigns a couple of decades after her family purchased the land in the 1970s. Many of the old vines (all traditionally Bordeaux varieties planted by the previous owner) have been replaced with local varieties such as Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Barbera and Bonarda. Her commitment to natural production, minimal work in the cellar, and showcasing the excellent terroir yield wines of character, freshness, and style.