2013 Ferrando Carema Etichetta Bianca

Posted by Joe Salamone

Few wines have attracted the fan club that Ferrando's Carema has.

The reason is simple: Carema is alpine Nebbiolo of breathtaking grace.

Ferrando's importer Neal Rosenthal has no shortage of great wine at his fingertips - think of people like Fourrier and Barthod. Yet he's written: "When I am asked which wine would I choose were I to be restricted to a single one, my answer is: Carema."

Ferrando's Carema is Nebbiolo at its purest, its most energetic, and its most aromatic. At high altitudes, in the shadows of Mt. Blanc, on soil that's pretty much eroded rock, the grape assumes a level of finesse that's gorgeous and hauntingly singular.

Of course, when it comes to the 2013 release, there's much to be excited about.

Throughout Piedmont, 2013 is poised to be one of the very best vintages of the past decade. It’s a vintage of such balance, complexity and depth that it’s already drawing comparisons to 2010.

The 2013 Carema Etichetta Bianca is a beguiling example of the wine. The brightness of the vintage makes for a gorgeous expression of the florality, rocky minerality and spice of Ferrando's Carema. It's incredibly agile and precise.

Despite its delicacy and lithe frame, Ferrando's Carema ages really beautifully. In vintages like 2013, its brisk spine of acidity and overall harmony allows it to age 15-20+ years. For fans of Carema, this is a don't miss.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits