We had a few requests for this absolute beauty to return to our store. If you never managed to have a go with this stuff then you seriously have something to look forward to! Let's find out more!

Marina Coppi is the daughter of the legendary cyclist Fausto Coppi, the first man ever to win the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. Though vines have always been planted at Castellania, a small village in southeastern Piemonte, it was only when Marina's son Francesco, along with his wife Anna, took over the property that they began bottling their own wine. They focus on the native varieties of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Croatina, Freisa, Favorita and Timorasso to make wines that are vibrant and well defined.

Vigne Marina Coppi was established in 2003 in the town of Castellania, the birthplace Fausto. The family has taken the traditional heritage of the area and applied a modern approach in the winery to produce wines of excellent quality. The estate has concentrated on the native varieties of Timorasso, Favorita, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Croatina and works on a small scale with four hectares of vineyard to ensure the quality of the vines shows through. Parents Marina and Giovanni work closely with son Francesco and his wife Anna, using sustainable methods in the vineyard and employing great expertise in the winery.

Vigne Marina Coppi "I Grop" 2011 @ £25.95 - Buy it here!

Bright ruby-red in colour. The nose is intensely scented, with aromas of plum, pomegranate and sweet spices. On the palate it is fresh, yet concentrated, with fine tannins and spicy vanilla flavours that linger on the finish.

Sounds quite fantastic doesn't it? Well I can assure you with a taste before you buy it that it really is amazing. Cheers!