Fontanabianca Barbaresco (DOCG) 2016 (Italy: Piedmont) (ID# 3184)

Name Fontanabianca Barbaresco (DOCG) 2016 (ID# 3184)
Varietal Nebbiolo
Region Italy: Piedmont
Notes "Fontanabianca presents a rich and full-bodied expression of Nebbiolo here in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barbaresco is enhanced with black fruit, spice, leather and tar, all rolled into one harmonious wine. There is beautiful texture here, with balanced and silky intensity to the end. Some 20,000 bottles were made." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Aromas of new leather, iris, wet earth and perfumed berry meld together with crushed herbs and spices. The full-bodied, elegant palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and a hint of tobacco, while firm acidity and taut, fine-grained tannins lend ageworthy support and finesse." (Wine Enthusiast) "Boysenberries, raspberry coulis, wild strawberries and tea leaves. Medium-bodied with underlying tannin bite and freshness of acidity." (James Suckling) "This wine is dark fruited and spicy, with meaty tannins that encase flavors of spiced plum and black cherry. It’s a rustic rendering of Barbaresco, suitable for steakhouse lists." (Wine & Spirits Magazine)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 93 pts Gold Star
WE: 94 pts Cellar Selection  
JS: 91 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.0 Full Light Sustainable

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine