2013 Luigi Ferrando Carema Ethichetta Bianca
$ 64.99
Although not as powerful as the brawniest of Barolos nor necessarily as immediately seductive as the finest Barbarescos, the Caremas of the Ferrando family achieve a sophistication and complexity that cannot be matched by either of these other two more well-known appellations. The key to this masterful expression is the Zen-like balance that graces Carema; a unity of elements that are produced by the higher altitude vineyards that sit in the shadow of majestic Monte Bianco(Mont Blanc) and the ethereal atmosphere that blesses this tiny viticultural zone (16 hectares) situated in the foothills of the Alps, in the last town in Piedmont before one crosses the border into the Valle d'Aoste.  The 2012 vintage of Luigi Ferrando Carema Etichetta Bianca yielded small but spectacular results, with compelling concentration and ideal ripeness levels, but for the first time in a while, quantities are limited.