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Barracco

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Barracco

A farm between two contrade
Azienda Agricola Barraco is based in Mazara Del Vallo, in Trapani province, and consists of a little
more than 51 hectares of land divided between the olive oil grove and the vineyard. The vineyard is
itself divided in two contrade. The first, Contrada Roccazzo, consists of about 28 hectares, 4 for
olive oil grove and the other for the vineyard. The second, Contrada Minneno, consists of 23
hectares all for the vineyard. The varietis are: Ansonica (or Insolia), Catarratto Bianco Comune,
Chardonnay, Grillo, Trebbiano Toscano, Nero D’Avola, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines are a
few years old or the oldest are even 50 years old, and these latter form the biggest opart of the
vineyard. The farm has been an organic farm since the beginning of 90s. The Azienda Barraco was
born as a result of the union of two families: the Maiale and the Barraco. The first brought the
Contrada Minneno property, and the second the Contrada Roccazzo properties.
The Azienda Agricola Barraco today
Today the farm is ran by Ms Francesca Barraco and her three nephews: Laura, Franco and Silvia
Barraco, all co-owners of the land. Roberto Bruno, Ms Francesca’s son, is the manager of the
company. In 2012 Roberto moved from Milan (where he worked as a business lawyer) to Palermo
to take care of his family’s vineyards. Even if at the beginning he went on with the distribution of
grapes produced in cooperative wineries, his interests in wine convinved Roberto bruno Barraco to
re-discover his family’s ancient wine tradition, which has been abbandoned for many years. The
idea of producing the first Barraco wine was born in 2016, the time when Roberto Bruno came in
contact with the world of natural wine and was fascinated by it. A year later he started to collaborate
with the agronomist Ennio Gugliotta, now business consultant of the company, and the project of
the natural wine Barraco was born. Every phase, from pruning to grape harvest, is done manually.
Chimical are avoided, even during wine-making, relying exclusively on care and attention during
fermentation and following phases where grape is turned into wine. For this reason, the final
product is a natural wine. It is the typical expression of a territory, and it derives from an accurate
selection of the vines, derived from the spontaneous fermentation of selected grapes, without adding
chemical. By doing so, the process is carried with full respect of nature and vines, as wll as with full
respect of the customer.