The taut and elegant nose has aromas of dark fruit, aromatic herbs, withered flowers and licorice.
Brilliant ruby red with a light orange fingernail.
The mouth is pleasantly fresh and spicy and aromatic and has a superb tannic vigor that suggests an extreme longevity.
Alongside its traditional pairings, Fossati is exalted by the company of ripe cheeses – whether of sheep’s milk or of mixed sheep and goat’s milk. The aging of 18 months in tonneau, 40% new, 40% second pass, 20% third pass, 6 months in bottles gives a Barolo which can be stored for another 15-20 years.