Iuli - Barbera, Piemonte, Italy (2020)
Iuli is located in the far north of the Monferrato, in the town of Montaldo di Cerrina. Once a vibrant little town of 450+ souls, today there are only 92. It is set among the last band of dramatic hills and valleys before descending into the rich flatlands of the Po river valley
With poor, limestone-rich soils and cool northernly meso-climate the Barbera offers concentrated fruit, but with a lightness and florality and earthy undertones of forest floor and dirt.
Fermentations are carried out spontaneously, in concrete tank and large oak cask. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.