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Vigna di Sopra Fara Riserva DOC 2012


Fara is one of the most prestigious appellations of Piedmont, though less well-known in Britain. Wine has been made in the villages of Fara and Briona since mediaeval times and was much prized for its spicy sour-cherry flavour, elegance and length.

This example is multi award-winning and would be good to drink now or to age for 10 or more years. 

 Area of production: Colline Novaresi, Piedmont

Producer: Vigneti Valle Roncati

Grape Variety: 70% Nebbiolo, 20% Vespolina, 10% Uva Rara

Soil: glacial and alluvial

Fermentation: traditional fermentation on the skins

Maturation:  30-36 months in various-sized French (Allier) oak barrels

Alcohol content: 14% abv

Bottle size: 750 ml


Appearance: garnet red

Nose: notes of liquorice, violet and spices

Palate: velvety tannins, flavours of blood-orange, violet, sour cherry; elegant, long finish. Decant an hour before drinking to let it open up fully. Ages well (10+ years).

Food pairings: A good match for wild boar, venison, artichokes and other strongly-flavoured dishes, sharp cheeses

Service temperature: 18°-20°C


80th Los Angeles International Wine Competition – BRONZE MEDAL 2019

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2019 – SILVER MEDAL

5StarWine the Book 2018 – Vinitaly International Wine Guide

Catavinum World Wine & Spirits -Competition 2018 – MEDAGLIA D’ARGENTO

Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 – SILVER MEDAL

79th Los Angeles International Wine Competition – BRONZE MEDAL 2018

Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 – SILVER MEDAL

Autochtona Awards 2014 – Bolzano – BEST RED WINE

42nd “DOUJA D’OR 2014” Wine Competition for DOC and DOCG Wines – Award Winner

52nd Wine Competition National Pramaggiore (Venice) – GOLD MEDAL 2013

4rd China Wine Challenge – BRONZE MEDAL 2013

74rd Los Angeles International Wine Competition – GOLD MEDAL 2013 

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