Farnea - 2019 Birbo

2019 Birbo

Marzemina, Tocai 
Padua, Italy

Marco Buratti’s Azienda Agricola Farnea comprises 2 hectares of vines and 3 hectares of woodlands in a breathtaking part of the Colli Euganei National Park. The land here has been planted with grapes since the eighteenth century, when the vignaioli were drawn to the area’s fertile volcanic soils. Marco’s vines are worked by hand without the use of chemicals. His cantina is a small room at the edge of Marco’s house strewn with concrete and fibreglass vats, old barrels and not much else. These tools, along with the grapes, are all Marco uses to make wines. There is nothing added at any stage.

Marco’s Birbo (the "rascal”) is a fusion of Marzemina and Tocai from old vines that spent ten days on skins before a short élevage. Fruit-forward, fragrant and fleshy, it has a drinkability rating of 2000%.