ready-improve2016 Barbaresco, Fausoni, Sottimano, Piedmont, Italy

Product: 2016-0750-00-8110152
  • Wine Advocate
  • Ready, but will improve


The Fausoni zone provides sandy and clay soils, and you get more power here than from the other locations. These vines are 35 to 40 years old, and the 2016 Barbaresco Fausoni lets fly those menthol notes that are so characteristic of this vineyard in Neive.

Slightly more balsamic in its aromatic profile than the other Barbarescos, this expression of Nebbiolo, sitting sur lies for two years, shows a very different tannic feel in a wine that offers surprising freshness and purity. 
Those minty Neive notes, its direct and linear nature, plus the very precise and sharply managed tannins make this cru a winner in my book. Some 6,000 bottles were made.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (June 2019)

Bottle Price 75cl $680
6 available