BAROLO DOCG STEFANO FARINA
The manor owned by Stefano Farina in La Morra d'Alba lies on hills well exposed to the warm afternoon sunshine, the most suitable for grape ripening. This wine is aged for several years in oak casks of Slavonic origin and has a garnet red or ruby colour, with a violet aroma combined with notes of licorice and light spicy. Velvety, soft taste. The Barolo Stefano Farina has a noble tradition and is considered the "king of wines" amongst Italian wines.
Vine: 100% Nebbiolo of the variety Lampia, Michet and Rose. Perfect to be grown in the area of Barolo municipality and suitable to obtain Barolo.
Soil: half calcareous, rich in quartz sand of a greyish-white colour, above 170 meters altitude
Evolution/Ageing: one year in stainless steel cisterns, two years in oak casks of Slavonic origin (big barrels, a low percentage in barriques) and finally in bottles (8 months min).
Best served with: Braised meats, cheese with blue-green marbling, red meats and game
For best result, we suggest to uncork bottle and decant wine at least 3-4 hours prior serving.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
- Berliner Wine Trophy 2016 - Gold medal (Vintage 2011)
- IWC 2016 - Silver Medal (Vintage 2011)
- I Vini Veronelli 2016 - 90 Points (Vintage 2011)
- Rodeo Unkorked - Int. Wine Comp. - Texas - Silver Medal (Vintage 2010)
- Luca Maroni 2016 - 86 Points (Vintage 2011)
- Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015 - Silver medal (Vintage 2010)
- Vini buoni d'Italia 2015 - Wine not to be missed (2010 vintage)
- Decanter - November 2013 - 95+ Outstanding (Vintage 2009)
- Vini buoni d'Italia 2012 - Espresso Edition - 16/20 3 glasses (Vintage 2007)
- James Suckling - 92 Points (Vintage 2007)
- James Suckling - 90 Points (Vintage 2006)
- Wine Spectator - Aug-31-2009 - 90 Points (Vintage 2005)
- 84° Place on top 100 Wine Spectator 2008 (Vintage 2004)
- Wine Spectator - June-15-2008 - 91 Points (Vintage 2004)
- 49° Place on top 100 Wine Spectator 2005 (Vintage 2001)