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Barbaresco 'Fausoni', Sottimano

Barbaresco 'Fausoni',  Sottimano
  • 100% Nebbiolo from 45 year old vines planted to soils composed of sand and clay
  • Fermentation and maceration on the skins for about 40 days with indigenous yeasts
  • Malolactic fermentation in French barrels coopered expressly for Sottimano by Francois Frères in Burgundy
  • The wine remains on the lees for approximately 24 months
  • 10% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new; the remaining 90% have previously been used up to 4 times.  No fining or filtration
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95
Date:
2019-06-28

Vinous Media

Score:
95
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
The 2016 Barbaresco Fausoni is another superb wine in this lineup of 2016 Barbarescos from the Sottimano family. Bright floral and citrus overtones give the 2016 a vibrant, chiseled feel. Sweet red/purplish berry fruit, blood orange, spice, menthol rose petal and lavender are some of the many notes that flesh out in this super-expressive, mid-weight Barbaresco from Sottimano. Aromatically lifted, dense on the palate and also very structured, the 2016 is a very complete Fausoni. The 2016 finishes with tremendous persistence and a classic sense of austerity that is compelling.

Wine & Spirits

Score:
95
Date:
2019-10-16
Review:
From 45-year-old vines rooted in sandy clay soils in the Fausoni cru, this is a high-toned, floral 2016. Scents of mint, thyme and violet surge from the glass, previewing brisk flavors of red cherry and orange peel woven together by fine, sandpapery tannins.

Terroir Sense

Score:
93
Date:
2021-03-20
Review:
"Always a big and tough wine, the 2017 Starderi is a little bit lighter on its feet than usual, something I noticed in all of the Barbarescos from La Spinetta in this vintage and that generally I view this lighter more approachable slightly less oak-dominated interpretations in a favourable light. This wine’s deep red colour is nicely matched by a deep, perfumed nose of vanilla, cinnamon and red fruit; the flavours are similar to the aromas and nicely framed by serious but polished oak on the long assertive finish. Drinking window: 2024-2038"