Icon crus Produced only in excellent vintages very limited quantities global presales
“Do and redo, polish, refine, change, foresee. The profiles of the scarlet leaves, the blue of the hills, the burnt lands of the vines, the signs of orange rows”.
(Giancarlo Ferraris, label designer)
Surface area of the vineyard:1 Ha
Soil:The earth is greyish-white calcareous marl with bands of veins of sand running through it, rich in minerals among which magnesium and manganese predominate
Vineyard exposure:At the summit of the hill with a southwest exposure
Vineyard elevation:210 - 270 m s.l.m.
Refinement:Minimum of 2 years, aged for 18 months in large oak casks before refinement in the bottle
Colour:Garnet with brilliant hues
Nose:Ample and aristocratic, notes of dried rose petals, small red fruits and an elegant hint of minerals combined with fine spices
Taste:Has great structure, elegant and welcoming, marked minerality with the dense texture of fine tannins
Accompanies:Wild rabbit with Juniper berries, roast pheasant, agnolotti with roast sauce, well-matured cheeses
Among the most recognised areas of Barbaresco, in the 1900s all of Faset belonged the Conti Cocito...