Fontanabianca Barbaresco Serraboella 2019
Serraboella is a much more powerful style than Bordini. Tarrry and peppery with quite grippy tannins, it is intense with orange peel and clove on the palate. Serraboella is the most famous cru in the Southern Neive: a long hill exposed to the west, gently turning towards the south as it becomes steeper. From fifteen year-old vines on clay-limestone soils. Vinified in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks. and then aged in botte for 12/15 months.
“a subdued, graceful and incredibly silky wine that falls softly over the palate and caresses the senses. There is a lot of beauty here with red fruit aromas, powdered licorice, raspberry tart and plenty of blue flower or lilac. I love the fine texture of the mouthfeel”. 2023 - 2038. (Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate, 94 points)