2017 Boniperti Fara 'Barton'
SKU: B342Regular price $36.95
Fara is the southernmost appellation in the cluster of them that constitute Alto Piemonte, about 2 hours north of the Barolo area. The Fara wines are based on the Nebbiolo grape, with the remainder of the blend normally being made up by the local varieties Vespolina or Uva Rara (Nebbiolo is often blended with local varieties in Alto Piemonte). Gilberto Boniperti’s Fara is from a 1-acre vineyard he planted in 2007; the blend is 70% Nebbiolo and 30% Vespolina; the wine is macerated with the skins for about 3 weeks, then aged on the traditional larger barrels; the result is supple, clean, rich with aromas and flavors of red fruits, sandalwood, and baking spices. If you love Pinot Noir you will love this style of Nebbiolo.