Toscana IGT Viognier
Fontarca comes only from grapes Viognier selected in the oldest vineyard, planted in 1991. Elegant, assuredly deep, intense, with a great ageing potential. It has sea rocks, marine fossils, shells, fleur de sel and medical herbs, anise, rosemary, Salina’s capers.
- Vines training system: spur cordon
- Fermentation: tina troncoconica di rovere francese da 20 hl.
- Aging: 18 months in 20 liters oak and chestnut barrels.
- Soil composition: white clay
- First harvest: 1990
- 93 pts James Suckling
Beautiful dried apple and lemon character with pineapple. Full and flavorful. Long finish. Serious viognier. Drink now.
- 89 pts Antonio Galloni VINOUS MEDIA
The 2014 Fontarca, D’Alessandro’s Viognier, is a very pretty wine. White orchard fruit, sweet floral notes, mint, spice and apricot are all nicely pushed forward. Drink this gracious, mid-weight white over the next year or two.
- 90 pts James Suckling
“A pretty white with slice papaya and lemon character. Full body, crisp acidity and a long flavorful finish. Drink now.”
- 89 pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A pure expression of Viognier, the 2013 Fontarca is a luminous, bright and citrusy wine. The bouquet shows sure signs of freshly squeezed lemon, crushed mineral, white peach and sweet almond. In fact, the aromas are atypical for Viognier, a grape that is usually heavier and more viscous in texture. But this expression is beautifully buoyant, crisp and clean.”