2015 Cascina Fontana Barolo

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Poised, supple Barolo from an historic winemaking family in the heart of Nebbiolo heaven.
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Beautifully judged, silky Barolo that sits comfortably mid-weight, with dried red fruits, pepper and spice abundant. Surprising acidity from a warmer vintage this rocks with minerality.

This cracking estate Barolo is sourced from three cru vineyards from La Morra and Castiglione Falletto, including the famed Cru Villero. The parcels are fermented separately in stainless steel with around 25 days maceration, followed by 8 months of aging in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in large Slavonian oak for 2 years before being finished off in cement vats for a further six months.

Just authentic, unfiltered, great value Barolo.

We are a small family wine estate located in the Barolo hills of Le Langhe, south of Alba, in Piedmont.Here, in our beautiful land dedicated to the production of wine, my family have grown grapes and produced wines for at least six generations.

My philosophy to winemaking is the same as my philosophy to life. I believe that good things come from hard work. We live closely in touch with the land and follow the rhythms of the seasons. We must be patient, try to do things well, and always look to improve. Everything needs to be kept in equilibrium, in balance. I seek this in the vines, in my wines, and in my life.

94 Points - Red and black fruits, almond, orange peel, flowers. Fine, red fruits, spice and peel, fresh and cool, tannin plays a slow hand then grips on the finish with a graphite handshake and a slightly peppery aftertaste. A wine that’s not trying too hard, and doing it well. - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95 Points - Incense and sandalwood aromas introduce this red, with plum, cherry, iron and tar flavors permeating the palate. Rich and complex, showing excellent harmony, fending off the dense, dusty tannins. Offers a long and resonant finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. - Wine Spectator

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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Great value barolo

    Well balanced with pleasant complexity!

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