• Barbera d'Alba Superiore DOC 2017

      Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC 2017

      Fontanabianca has created an elegant and densely packed Barbera here. It shows the exuberance and potential of the grape, yet with a reasonable degree of restraint. It is neither marmalade or too fruity, but spoils with a fine dose of dried cherry and plum aromas, in addition some spanish cedar wood with a fine citrus note. A balanced drop with a beautiful final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a well-concentrated and enriched red wine that opens to dark berry aromas of Morello cherry, blackberry, sun-dried prune and a touch of raisin. The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Superiore offers soft intensity that makes it the perfect pairing partner to any cheese-driven dish, such as ricotta and spinach ravioli or lasagna." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:90+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months big barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272317 ·  0,75 l · 17,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,90 €
    • Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2018

      Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2018

      A Nebbiolo for purists. In the fragrance pine resin, dried fruit and essential spices. On the palate we find sweet plums, juicy cherries, robust tannins and a fine mineral acidity. This drop demands a strong accompaniment and is a great pleasure in this combination! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months large barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272418 · 0,75 l · 18,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,70 €
    • Barbaresco DOCG 2016

      Barbaresco DOCG 2016

      Bright ruby red with orange reflections. Fine bouquet of violets, forest soil and a balsamic camphor note. On the palate marasca cherry, some raspberry, liquorice and a mint note. Fresh acidity and the right amount of elegant tannins round off the lively and long final. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Tasted blind. Dark, deep ruby, concentrated, yet not without finesse and with hints of chalk on the nose. Ripe fruit bordering on the rich, but reined in by lively juicy acidity and a layer of grainy tannins. Intense and long and a little vibrant with bags of chewy tannins." Jancis Robinson

      "Fontanabianca presents a rich and full-bodied expression of Nebbiolo here in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barbaresco is enhanced with black fruit, spice, leather and tar, all rolled into one harmonious wine. There is beautiful texture here, with balanced and silky intensity to the end." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of new leather, iris, wet earth and perfumed berry meld together with crushed herbs and spices. The full-bodied, elegant palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, white pepper and a hint of tobacco, while firm acidity and taut, fine-grained tannins lend ageworthy support and finesse." (Cellar Selection) Wine Enthusiast

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :91 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12-15 months Tonneau/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272516 · 0,75 l · 29,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      21,90 €
    • "Classe 91" Metodo Classico VSQ 2018 Brut

      “Classe 91” Metodo Classico VSQ 2018 Brut

      With just 3.0 grams of residual sugar, this high-quality sparkling wine, produced using the champagne process, is a particularly dry representative of its kind. The Chardonnay grapes come from clayey and calcareous terroirs about 450m above sea level in the small municipality of Neviglie. In the nose fresh floral with beautiful citrus and subtle yeast note. Fine perlage, harmonious on the palate with fine creaminess and a complex finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months on the yeast
      • Development: Metodo Classico/Bottle fermentation
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05270218 · 0,75 l · 30,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      22,90 €
    • Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2015

      Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2015

      Medium ruby red, fine rose bouquet with hints of tea and dried herbs. Beautiful black cherry aroma with well integrated wood note makes it a balanced and at no point obtrusive wine. The warm 2015 vintage also gives him a wonderful balance. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Cherry nose of real vigour. Generous palate and with a build-up of coating tannins and ripe, supple acidity. Already approachable." Jancis Robinson

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272615 · 0,75 l · 37,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      27,90 €
    • Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2016

      Barbaresco Serraboella DOCG 2016

      Medium ruby red, fine rose bouquet with hints of tea and dried herbs. Beautiful black cherry aroma with well integrated wood note makes it a balanced and at no point obtrusive wine. The 2016 climate also gave this Nebbiolo an impressive precision and straightforwardness. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid ruby with orange tinges. Deep, concentrated nose with a little lift and brooding intensity. Concentrated and long, yet convincingly balanced by integrated acidity and with a rich layer of sandy tannins. Good potential although this can be approached now." Jancis Robinson

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months Tonneau
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272616 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016

      Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016

      Medium deep ruby red with orange reflections. Wonderful bouquet of fine sour cherry and strawberry compote with restrained oak spice. Complex and juicy on the palate with a potpourri of dark fruits, framed by a fine-grained tannin. Well structured, it leads into an interesting, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby with orange tinges. Closed and not showing much on the nose except for faint, sweet hints. Youthful and tightly built palate but with plenty of fruit on the finish. Gripping tannins that then melt on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Underbrush, balsamic notes, new leather and rose aromas lead the nose. Tight and assertive, the linear, full-bodied palate offers dried cherry, licorice and espresso framed in firm acidity and youthfully austere, close-grained tannins that leave a tight, rather austere finish. Give this time to fully unwind and open up." Wine Enthusiast

      "The Fontanabianca 2016 Barbaresco Bordini is a very soft and accessible expression of Nebbiolo that shows some ripe fruit softness with bold cherry notes followed by spice, tobacco and tar. The wine delivers a very tightly knit texture, yet it is surprisingly forthcoming and generous at the same time. It's another great Barbaresco for grilled meats." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months used barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272116 · 0,75 l · 45,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      33,90 €
    • Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Barbaresco Bordini DOCG 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Medium deep ruby red with orange reflections. Wonderful bouquet of fine sour cherry and strawberry compote with restrained oak spice. Complex and juicy on the palate with a potpourri of dark fruits, framed by a fine-grained tannin. Well structured, it leads to an interesting, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep ruby with orange tinges. Closed and not showing much on the nose except for faint, sweet hints. Youthful and tightly built palate but with plenty of fruit on the finish. Gripping tannins that then melt on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "Underbrush, balsamic notes, new leather and rose aromas lead the nose. Tight and assertive, the linear, full-bodied palate offers dried cherry, licorice and espresso framed in firm acidity and youthfully austere, close-grained tannins that leave a tight, rather austere finish. Give this time to fully unwind and open up." Wine Enthusiast

      "The Fontanabianca 2016 Barbaresco Bordini is a very soft and accessible expression of Nebbiolo that shows some ripe fruit softness with bold cherry notes followed by spice, tobacco and tar. The wine delivers a very tightly knit texture, yet it is surprisingly forthcoming and generous at the same time. It's another great Barbaresco for grilled meats." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:93+ points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months used barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 76 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      05272716 · 4,5 l · 47,42 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      213,40 €
    About the winemakers
    Fontanabianca
    Piedmont
    Fontanabianca

    "family business" one could call the typical Piedmontese winery of the Polas. Papa Aldo and son Matteo take care of the winemaking, so to speak the cellar, the second son Davide takes care of the vineyards and Mama Luisella takes care of the organisation and the bookkeeping.

    It all began in 1969 when grandfather Franco Pola and his friend Ottavio Ferro founded a small winery in Bordini. A tiny village near Neive in Piedmont, where one family ran a Salumeria and the other family sold it in their Alimentari.

    The sons Aldo Pola and Bruno Ferro made such fine wines in the second generation that Fontanabianca quickly became a secret tip among wine lovers. This was mainly due to the fact that the two recognized the potential that was to be found in their Barbaresco top locations. "Bordini" and "serraboella" and worked out the elegance of this calcareous terroir. While Bordini is almost entirely south oriented and therefore produces slightly denser, fuller wines, Serraboella is exposed to the southwest and a little cooler.

    Matteo Pola joined the company in 2016 after studying wine and a few years in a wine laboratory, when the Ferro family retired for reasons of age. Matteo loves the elegance and harmony between fruit, tannins and acidity in the wine and has therefore carefully changed the style: "In the late 1990s and 2000s, complexity was important, as ripeness meant harvesting as late as possible to reach high sugar levels. I prefer to harvest three or four days earlier, looking for the optimal degree of ripeness to achieve more elegance and freshness. I don't want aromas of overripe grapes in my wines."

    The 2018 harvest also saw the completion of the new cellar, which over three floors, two of which are directly under the vineyard, enables gentler treatment without pumps. Matteo now also has more room for even more accurate selection, including large and small wooden barrels, when taking over the grapes, in order to be able to optimally develop the various batches. Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo are cultivated. Four wines are made from Nebbiolo, one Langhe Nebbiolo, one "normal Barbaresco" - a selection of different sites, classically matured in large wooden barrels - and the two single sites (Cru): Barbaresco Serraboella, from approx. 15-20 year old vines, fermented in steel tanks and traditionally matured in large barrels for 15 months, as well as the "flagship" Barbaresco Bordini, from vines over 30 years old, allowed to mature for 15 months in small barrels (tonneaux and barriques).

    And because his grandfather loved to drink sparkling wines so much, he was pleased to have produced a "blanc de blancs" Spumante Metodo Classico in classic bottle fermentation from Chardonnay, with almost zero residual sugar or dosage, which is now quite in demand. The vineyards are cultivated by "close to nature"This is usually equivalent to organic, even if the company is not yet certified. For several years now, neither fertilisers nor chemical sprays have been used. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1969
    • Owner: Family Pola
    • Oenologists: Aldo and Matteo Pola
    • Agronomist: Davide Pola
    • Annual production: approx. 70,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 14 hectares
    • Natural cultivation