Organic Sottimano Barbaresco Fausoni DOCG
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Location: Neive, Piemonte/ Piedmont
Age of Vineyard: 45 years.
Size of Vineyard: 1.50 ha.
Average production: 4800 bottles/year.
Yield: 40 tonnes per hectare.
Vineyards: Fausoni is a Barbaresco sui generis, slow in defining itself, with an important character that needs time and rest in the cellar to reach its peak. This vineyard in the heart of the hills of Neive produces very elegant wines with a full-bodied structure.
Vinification: Meticulous selection of the best grapes in the vineyards and in the cellar is followed by spontaneous alcoholic fermentation using indigenous yeasts. After long maceration on skins (traditionally two months with submerged cap), the wine is racked into French barriques and large barrels where it completes malolactic fermentation. Neither filtration nor fining takes place at the time of bottling. A further year’s rest in the bottle allows the wine to fulfil its full expressive potential.
Tasting Notes: The nose reveals a concentration of aromas of fruits of the forest, red and black berries, enveloped in balsamic and menthol notes. These expressions are echoed on the palate, wrapped in thick tannins and characterised by a delicious youthful finish. Elegant and classic, with a good tannic structure that merges well with its delicate fruitiness. It is a wine with a strong presence in the mouth, with a concentration that reveals density and structure.