La Stoppa
Ageno - 2019
7.83 / 10

White Still, Dry
La Stoppa
Italy, Vino (IT)
Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo, Trebbiano
1012 UAH, 1050 UAH

This wine is named after the founder of La Stoppa, lawyer Ageno, who was the first to believe and give value the great potential of this area. The only dry white wine of the estate, obtained after a long spontaneous maceration from grapes of this hot and low yielding land. A person responsible for production is Giulio Armani.

  • First Production: 2002
  • Agriculture: Organic, natural green cover between the rows. No fertilizing, weed killers or pesticides
  • Soil Type: Clay Silt
  • Trellis System: Simple Guyot
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Density: 6000 plants per hectare
  • Vinification: 4 months maceration on skins in stainless steel and/or cement tanks
  • Fermentation and aging: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, aged in 40 hectolitre wooden tanks and in bottle for a time necessary, no filtration or sulphites added
  • Produced: 21 300 bottles


La Stoppa is a legendary historic estate that was founded in 19th century by a lawyer named Giancarlo Ageno. Initially focused on Bordeaux varieties, nowadays its vineyards are occupied by local Barbera, Bonarda and Malvasia. Elena Pantaleoni, current owner of the estate, works closely with famous enologist Giulio Armani (that has his own side project called Denavolo) to craft wines expressive of place and grape. They are advocates of minimal intervention along with usage of huge Slavonian oak botti and used French barriques. Also they are farming organically since 1990’s and in 2008 they even acquired proper certification.


2021-05-25 - 8.50

Skip Party #7. New release of this legendary wine. It is still very young and maybe even stressed a little. I am obliged to give it another try in few weeks at least. Sulfur dioxide requires some time of aeration, burnt oak, and then lots of flowers, orange peel, spices and acacia honey. Fresh, crispy and delicious. Much lighter than 2015, but at least not a syrup, unlike 2017.

2021-08-13 - 8.50

Tasting again in 3 months to check its development. It’s less stressed now, and it become more open. Soaked apples, tilia honey, medicinal herbs, apricot jam, bergamot and orange peel. Sophisticated, powerful and delicious wine. It still has potential to become more deep and interesting, so going to taste it again in the future.

2022-07-28 - 6.50

One of the wines that survived the destruction of Good Wine storage. I was assured that it’s as good as anyone would expect it to be, but… Nope. Simple, not fascinating, easy to forget. Lots of VA, tea, and apricot. But lacks in balance and volume. Shame.

Wine #6 on Mixed Bag Vol. 2: Orange.