Among the most recognized areas of Barbaresco, in the 1900s all of Faset belonged the Conti Cocito di Neive, while now it is divided between various owners. The south facing vineyards form a large and steep slope, with the west side facing towards the Tanaro River. The parcel from which the Barbaresco Faset is produced is part of a vineyard which extends for approximately 7 acres and makes up part of the Cascina Cabanet. The soil, rich in calcium and magnesium, make it an excellent area which gives the Barbaresco its silkiness with elegant tannins. Faset is a Nebbiolo that ferments for 17/18 days with the skins in 55hl oak vats, where malolactic fermentation takes place. It is refined for a minimum of 2 years, ageing in large casks for 18 months, before final refinement in the bottle. It is a noble wine of excellent character and pleasantness.

95 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2015 vintage
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015 vintage was characterized by ideal weather that allowed the grapes to mature perfectly. Specifcally, the Nebbiolo grapes in Barbaresco benefted from rain in August, followed by a very sunny September. These weather conditions let the grapes mature slowly, fully ripening in time for harvest at the normal period. This vintage of Barbaresco has a remarkable structure that is defned by an elegant nose with notes of fruit and sweet spices while silky tannins and a rich body balance out the mouth. It is, without a doubt, a great vintage that is ready to drink while still young but is also ideal for long ageing.
Tasting Note
The color is garnet red with brilliant hues. Ample with notes of dried rose petal, small red fruit and an elegant hint of minerals combines with fine spices on the nose. The palate has great structure, it is elegant and welcoming and marked with minerality and the dense texture of fine tannins.
Food Pairing
Great pairings for this wine are meat-based pastas, specifically agnolotti and well-matured cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.59
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/l
ABV: 14.35%
AGING: The wine was aged for 2 years, 18 months in 55hl oak vats, then 6 months in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Nebbiolo from vineyards of Barbaresco
  • Minimum 2 years of ageing
  • Hand-harvested
  • V.I.V.A “SustainableWine”

About the Grape

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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