• My name is Marilena Barbera
    and I am an independent winegrower.
    I live and make my wines in Menfi, Sicily.
  • Terroir

    Sea and wind, air and light,
    and the fascinating history of human civilization
    that has made Sicily the cradle of the Mediterranean culture.
  • Mission
    Organic farming, natural winemaking, and ethical business.

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Ciàtu Alicante Menfi DOC 2017
Vino Slow @ Slow Wine

I am happy to announce that Slow Wine 2021 has awarded Cantine Barbera with the Bottle, a symbol of excellence for the producers who have shown outstanding ratings for all the wines produced and tasted by Slow Wine throughout the years. 

The tastings paid tribute to our Ciàtu Alicante Menfi DOC 2017 with two important awards:

  • Vino Slow is bestowed upon those wines that represent a true expression of terroir, originality, and history. Also, this symbol is only assigned to the wines made by wineries that commit to a sustainable management of their vineyards;
  • Top Wine indicates the best wines of each Italian Region.

More information on www.slowine.it 

 

Tags: Slow Wine, ratings, Ciàtu, Alicante

My story

My story

We have been winegrowers for three generations: a 100 years long story, a legacy of love and respect
About me

About me

My name is Marilena Barbera and I am an independent winegrower. I live and make my wines in Menfi, Sicily

Wines Catalogue

Wines Catalogue

Always up-to-date with all available wines and vintages: ready for browsing, or for immediate download

Photo album

Photo album

My book of photo shots from my vineyard in Sicily, available in HR for download - please cite the source

Videogallery

Videogallery

My YouTube channel with harvest stories, tastings, travels and meetings with very special people

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