Barbacarlo 1990 Montebuono

Regular price £49

Somewhere outside Broni, Lombardy, about 30 miles south of Milan, four hectares of vineyard cling to a very steep slope, surrounded by forest. This is Barbacarlo, a vineyard whose wines have been made by the Maga family since 1886. Two wines are made, from different sections of the vineyard. One is simply 'Barbacarlo', and the other 'Montebuono', from a part of the vineyard where the slope is a little less extreme. This is seriously old-school winemaking. The blend is made up of various local varieties, and the wines are fermented in very old, open casks, then bottled unfiltered. These ageworthy, wild wines are unique, authentic and complex. There is very little mature Barbacarlo left now. Try it while you still can.

Connected and next to the Babacarlo vineyard, but with slopes that are slightly less extreme. Fermented with ambient yeasts in old wood casks. Unfiltered, the wine often completes its fermentation in bottle.

Wine Montebuono
Producer Barbacarlo
Vintage 1990
Style Red
Blend Croatina, Uva Rara, Ughetta
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Appellation Oltrepò Pavese
Organic Yes (uncertified)
Biodynamic No
Vegan Yes
Alcohol 12.8%
Size 75cl

To most UK postcodes (mainland England, Wales and the Scottish Lowlands) we offer:

  • FREE delivery when you order any 12+ bottles (or spend £200+)
  • A flat delivery rate of £9.95 for smaller orders
  • Delivery in 1-3 working days

Wherever you are, you can also order online and choose to collect your wine for free from our Totnes shop.

Full delivery charges

Deliveries to some areas of the UK and Ireland take longer and cost more (or less, if you're in our local area of Totnes). When you check out online, the correct charge will be added according to your postcode. 

Area Charge Free on orders of
Most of the UK £9.95 £200+ or 12+ bottles
Totnes (TQ9 postcodes) £4.95 £50+
Isle of Wight £19.95 £400+
Scottish Highlands £19.95 £400+
Scottish Offshore £24.95 £500+
Northern Ireland £19.95 £400+
Dublin £24.95 £500+
Ireland (not Dublin) £29.95 £500+

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Returns

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