Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2005


SKU 03031


Selected grapes are destemmed and soft-pressed. The must is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with careful attention given to the maceration process. The wine is aged for 12-15 months in 225-liter French oak barriques; 30% new and 80% of second use.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barbaresco
Brand Fontanabianca
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Barbaresco is a pretty, perfumed wine redolent of dried flowers, spices, menthol, tar and small red fruits. It shows terrific delineation and clarity in a focused yet expansive style. Although the tannins build on the finish, the wine remains poised and polished throughout. The Barbaresco used to be an average wine here, but the 2005 signals what is hopefully a sustainable move upwards in terms of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.

Antonio Galloni, October 2008
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSubtle aromas of blackberry and fresh mushroom. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins. This is subtle and silky. Best after 2011. 350 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2008