Fontanabianca

17367195 Via Bordini n. 15
NEIVE (CN) , 12052
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The Fontanabianca winery has existed since 1969. Its domicile is in Neive (Piedmont), in the heart of Langhe, one of the world’s most important wine-producing regions which is also referred to as the “land of four wines”: Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato. The region, with a history of winemaking that goes back one thousand years, offers its vineyards ideal conditions for the making of a highly appreciated and much sought-after wine. This solid tradition also served as the basis for the establishment of the Fontanabianca winery, which was founded by Pola Franco (Aldo’s father) and Ferro Ottavio (Bruno’s father). Their children Bruno and Aldo, together with their wives, the wine “artisans”, manage the winery and produce a premium wine which has attained international fame. As a winery, Fontanabianca cultivates 15 hectares of vineyards, all of which are located in the region of Neive. Its wines are Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, all exquisite red wines, as well as the Read more »

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  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s. Today, many call Arneis the most interesting ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • I've been powering through wines from Spain, South Africa, and Chile. I've got say that of all of them the Carmeneres ahve been the most surpring. You've got to like a bit of herbaceousness in your wines, which I do, but in general they were some really distinctive and intresting wines. For summer the Rose season is apon us but I have yet to be ... Read More

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  • Fontanabianca Barbaresco Sorì Burdin 2007

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    a bit cooked, a bit roasted fruit, apricot, spice, wood spice, not too toasty, fat entry then a bit hollow, lean, a bit raspy, minty, nice follow-through, not a lot of detail, a curious combination of sweetness and dried out flavors, Read More

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  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... ... down on the finish, 87-88Fontanabianca Sori Burdin (Neive) - sandy, wild cherry and flowers macerated in alcohol, a touch candied, medicinal and autumnal, lighter, high acid, very rounded tannins, a nice core of bitter sweet raspberry fruit, not the most compl... Read More

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  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be ... down on the finish, 87-88 Fontanabianca Sori Burdin (Neive) - sandy, wild cherry and flowers macerated in alcohol, a touch candied, medicinal and autumnal, lighter, high acid, very rounded tannins, a nice core of bitter sweet raspberry fruit, not the most complex... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2006 Barbaresco tasting notes


  • Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2003

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  • Fontanabianca Barbaresco 2006

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    AWE blind tasting - sandy, wild cherry and flowers macerated in alcohol, a touch candied, medicinal and autumnal, lighter, high acid, very rounded tannins, a nice core of bitter sweet raspberry fruit, not the most complex but well proportioned and with nice earthy/savory depth, a bit short finish but a really attractive flavor profile 87-88 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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