Cantina Barbera is located in the Menfi Coast on the west coast of Sicily. Winemaker Marilena Barbera is a third-generation farmer, working the land her grandfather planted in the 1920s. She tends native varietals, Inzolia, Perricone, Nero d’Avola, Nerello, Alicante and Grillo, in vineyards one mile from the Mediterranean Sea. Organically farmed, Barbera’s careful farming and natural winemaking pays the utmost respect to Menfi’s terroir. She works only with spontaneous fermentations and employs non-invasive winemaking practices to highlight the unique personality of Sicily’s grapes and farmland.
“Lucori” Nero d’Avola is spicy and salty with a striking mineral streak. Big berry aromas with spice notes and an earthy funk. Fragrant and well structured. A great match for red meats, pizza and pasta. Menfi, Sicily, 2019.