Cascina Fontana

Barolo Docg

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Price unit 154.00€

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Type Red Vintage 2014 Region Piedmont Producer Cascina Fontana Wine Advocate - Wine Spectator -

Cascina Fontana Barolo is produced from nebbiolo grapes grown on steep hill vineyards in the heart of the Barolo wine zone, notably on our own three select cru vineyards, Villero (cru Villero) and Valletti (cru Mariondino) in the wine commune of Castiglione Falletto and Gallinotto (cru Giachini) in the commune of La Morra. Grapes from each site together contribute different characteristics to Cascina Fontana Barolo: complexity, structure, elegance, acidity, fruit, minerality.

Following in the tradition of the Fontana family, the grapes from each site are harvested, destemmed, pressed and vinified separately. Once the fermentation is complete, the wines are assembled then aged for two years in 25-27hl botte – large traditional casks made from Slavonian oak. After this period, the wines then undergo further ageing in cement vats for a further year before bottling. Cascina Fontana Barolo, produced from our three cru vineyards, further undergoes a minimum of 6 months ageing in bottle prior to release.

Barolo is a wine that demands patience. The lengthy vinification with a long maceration on the skins gives forth a concentration of extract and tannins that gives it great capacity to age and improve for upwards of decades. The result is profound and serious, a wine to drink in the company of your family and your best friends – and at the best moments of your life.

This is a complex wine that is full of character and elegance in every aspect. Though the colour is never deep, the wine has great profundity and concentration with a balance of silky tannin and acidity that is well-balanced. With age, Barolo gains in smoothness while the primary fruit and fermentation aromas give way to a more complex bouquet of liquorice, tar, roses and a host of other sensations. Cascina Fontana Barolo has great persistence and a very long finish.


Cascina Fontana is a small jewel in the center of Barolo. The company was founded in 1995 by Mario Fontana - of a storical family of wine producers - and by his wine Luisa.

Located in Perno, near Monforte d'Alba, the estate is made up by 4 hectars in different areas. Being so close to the mountains make Langhe region often at risk of hail, wich can destroies in few minutes or seconds all the vineyards.

Cascina Fontana cultivates some vineyards in Villero and Valletti cru, in Castiglione Falletto. Here prevail Nebbiolo grapes used for Barolo making. Pozzo's vineyard is cultivated both with Nebbiolo (used for the production of Langhe Nebbiolo) and with Barebera. Gallinotto vineyard is in La Morra, near Barolo; here are mostly planted nebbiolo grapes (for Barolo production) while a small part is reserved for dolcetto. Castello vineyard in Sinio is divided in different areas: the lowest, where rows are more protected, is planted with nebbiolo while, moving towards the top of the hill, the grape varieties are barbera and dolcetto.

Mario Fontana's approach to wine making traditional: he produces one single Barolousing grapes from all the vineyards. 
Grapes from each plot of lands are fermented separately and then the juices are mixed toghether and bottled with the aim to create a perfect equilibrium.

For the aging Mario Fontana uses a big barrel in Slavonia's durmast. Then the wine waits almost one year in a steel tank before the bottling.

'My anchestors cultivated the land where i live before me and, thanks to their support, today I'm able to prouce those wines. 
I'm a traditional wine producer. My aim is to tell something about my land through my wines in the most direct and pure way. I try to achieve my purpose paying care to vineyards that are the means with which I'm capable to reach this expression' 
Mario Fontana

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