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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. The entry level Nebbiolo from the duo of wines. Made in respect of nature, vinified in large Austrian fermentation barrel, allowed to naturally 'mallo out' while mellowing for 9 months in french oak barrels, add a few months relaxing in bottle before being released and viola! A complex wine that is easy to understand- rich berry fruit with layers of earth and herbs brought together with spiced wood tannins.California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING