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96 Points Wine Enthusiast - #10 Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2022
Truffle, camphor violet and ripe berry aromas come together on this fragrant red. Full-bodied and full of flavor, the delicious palate doles out juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote, baking spice and star anise while firm, refined tannins provide support. Bright acidity keeps it balanced. Cellar Selection
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Young winemaker Matteo Pola, the son of Fontanabianca’s founder Aldo Pola, has wowed critics of all stripes in recent years with the stunning wines he has been making. But it’s not hard to understand why: The family is blessed, as he will be the first to tell you, with some of the best vineyard sites in the village of Neive in the heart of the Barbaresco appellation.
Fontanabianca (so named because it looks out on a natural spring, the “white fountain”) sources grapes for one of its top wines from the Bordini cru, one of Barbaresco’s rare examples of a sorì, a dialectal word that denotes a site with ideal exposure (sorì means “a place where sunlight arrives first, early in the morning”). With a steep slope that reaches nearly 280 meters a.s.l. at its peak and classic white calcareous soils, it’s renowned for the elegant, structured wines it produces.
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