The 2006 Barbaresco Faset has intense and ethereal aromas of dried violets, wild roses, vanilla, and spice. In the mouth, the wine is harmonious, dry and well structured with full, velvety fruit and an austere, long finish. It is a wine of great elegance. Excellent with game, red meats, truffle dishes, or aged cheeses.
100% Nebbiolo. The Abbona family has been cultivating vineyards in Piedmont since before the 1920s, but it was not until the 1970s that Marziano began bottling wines under the Abbona name, including the famous bottling from the Doriolo vineyard that was dedicated to his late father, "Papa Celso." The Marziano Abbona estate is located in Dogliani, Piedmont, bordering Barolo's famous Monforte commune. With a total of 103 acres of prized vineyards spread throughout the communes of Dogliani (61 acres), Novello (15 acres), and Monforte (27 acres), the estate produces wines of great elegance and depth. Marziano and his daughters, Mara and Chiara, and wife, Bruna, run the estate with the support of famed consulting enologist and "Dolcetto King" Giuseppe "Beppe" Caviola.