The Faset vineyard is one of the most prestigious areas of Barbaresco. In the 1900s, it belonged to the Conti Cocito di Neive but has since been divided between various owners. Planted in 1965, the old vines follow a steep slope with the western side facing the Tanaro River. The Michele Chiarlo Faset parcel is over 7 acres and is part of the Cascina Cabanet. The soil is rich in calcium and magnesium, making it an excellent vineyard and gives the wine its silkiness and elegant tannins. The vines are thinned of excess bunches at the end of summer, leaving 5-6 bunches per vine on average. Hand harvested grapes are fermented on the skins in oak vats and then aged for 18 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle.

95 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2015 vintage
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019 vintage began with heavy rain and moderate snowfall the previous winter, with some snow in February that together accumulated an excellent water reserve. The classic spring weather was followed by hot and dry months of May and June. Abundant rainfall at the beginning of July allowed for an ideal and balanced ripening during the hot and dry summer season. The result was a vintage with a lesser number of grapes but characterized by outstanding quality.
Tasting Note
Garnet in color, this aristocratic wine offers notes of small red fruits, dried rose petals, and fine spices with an elegant mineral touch. A well-structured and elegant wine with fine tannins
Food Pairing
Mushroom pasta, roast pheasant, mature cheese
Technical Data
GRAPES: Nebbiolo (100%)
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.75 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Aged for a minimum of two years - 18 months in large oak vats
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced only in excellent vintages with very limited quantities
  • One of the most prestigious vineyards of Barbaresco
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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