Cascina Fontana Barolo 2018 Magnum
COMPANY -CASCINA FONTANA
Cascina Fontana is located in the heart of the Barolo wine zone in the small hamlet of Perno, near Monforte d’Alba and about 15 km from Alba. Here the Fontana family continue cultivating grapes and making wine as they have done for the past six generations.
Today winemaker Mario Fontana continues this tradition, overseeing the entire cycle of production, from the tending of the vineyards to the making of the wines, taking the greatest and most meticulous care at every stage of the process.
Mario and Luisa Fontana are the proprietors of 5 hectares (about 12.5 acres) of estate vineyards dedicated exclusively to the cultivation of the classic grape varieties of Le Langhe: dolcetto, barbera and nebbiolo. The vineyards are located in the best zones of production in the commune of Castiglione Falletto; La Morra; and Sinio .
Cascina Fontana is wholly traditional wine estate that respects and follows the culture, traditions and history of Le Langhe.
“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.”
Barolo, a wine born from noble origins, is our greatest patrimony, a part of our culture and identity, the wine that makes us most proud of our land, Le Langhe. Barolo is never a simple wine: it is a wine of great complexity, character, body, dignity, hardness and austerity. This not a wine that reveals itself easily on first tasting; only after years of ageing in both barrel and bottle does Barolo begin to open up and allow us to discover its secrets.
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.
- Colour intense garnet red.
- On the nose, rich floral notes and ripe fruit, with nuances of orange peel, liquorice and menthol.
- On the palate, persistent and elegant, with rounded tannins and hints of cherries in liquor.