Boniperti 2017 'Barton' Fara DOC

Boniperti 2017 'Barton' Fara DOC

Item Number: 15603

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Fara DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 70% Nebbiolo / 30% Vespolina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: Boniperti’s Fara is from a 1-acre vineyard he planted in 2007; the blend is 70% Nebbiolo and 30% Vespolina.

Winemaking Notes: Fruit is picked by hand during the first two weeks of October. The grapes are destemmed and gently pressed. Fermentation occurs in stainless steel barrels with a 20 day maceration. Malolactic fermentation occurs in wood. The wine ages in large 21-hectoliter oval barrels for 20 months; the barrels are made with Allier durmast. This type of wood, thanks to the soil where it grows, features round and sweet tannins that perfectly match Boniperti's Nebbiolo. Once bottled, the wine ages for additional four months before release.

Tasting Notes: Supple, clean, rich, red fruits, sandalwood, and baking spices: if you love Pinot Noir you will love this style of Nebbiolo.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (3/31/2022)

    The 2017 Barton is an attractive, aromatic red to drink now and over the next handful of years. Crushed red berry fruit, white pepper, mint and orange zest waft from the glass. This nuanced Fara is a bit ethereal, but also quite expressive and rewarding.