Monte Bernardi, Fiasco! Barbera, 2019
Panzano, Tuscany, Italy
Michael Schmelzer is easily one of our favourite wine producers in Italy. Not only does he craft some of the best biodynamic wines in Tuscany but he has such a deft, almost ethereal touch to winemaking. Fiasco! is his homage to those red wines from the heart of Chianti that used to arrive in wicker baskets - the table wines that landed on many an Italian dinner table. With fruit sourced from all over the region, and crucially farmed organically, Michael applies a low-intervention style to create the fresh and juicy interpretation of those wicker-basketed reds. We absolutely adore these wines because they hit us right in the sweet spot for no-frills reds with substance. The Fiasco! wines will be your new go-tos for pizza and pasta and you don't have to worry about lighting any wicker on fire!