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Barbacan Jazpémi


Barbacàn is Angelo Sega and his sons Luca and Matteo. They grow and collect Nebbiolo, Chiavennesca as the locals call it, from their 3 hectares of vineyards in San Giacomo di Teglio in Valtellina on the border of Switzerland in the Italian Alps.  The Sega men are grower-producers, the vanguard of Valgella with a passion stronger than the mountains they work in.  It is not easy land to work, nor does the climate assist.  Steep terraced vineyards 450+ meters above sea level that involve tremendous amounts of hard, back-breaking work to obtain and maintain, ‘heroic viticulture’ as the Italians call it. From vineyard to bottle, their strength, passion and hard work is evident. 

“From the century-old vines in the subzone of Valgella on the classified cru of Jazpémi. Magical perfume of Chiavennesca. Sappy from the old vines. Graceful. Complex taste of summer fruits, flowers and spices. Regal thoroughbred structure of Chiavennesca is self-evident. It is 95% Chiavennesca with the remaining portion being Rossola and Pignola, which are also indigenous varietals in Valtellina. There are also Chiavennascone and Chiavennaschino, which are different strains of Chiavennesca. Matteo and Luca are committed to preserving the indigenous varietals of Valtellina because the brothers believe the ancient varietals add to the identity and complexity.” – Racine Wine Imports

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