Cascina Fontana Barolo DOCG 2013 (Piedmont, Italy) "...plum, dark cherry, liqourice..."
In the tradition of Le Langhe the vineyards of Cascina Fontana are located across various communes. The Nebbiolo for Barolo is sourced from parcels within the Castiglione Falletto Crus of Villero and Valletti and Gallinotto (La Morra); the Nebbiolo Langhe and the Barbera d’Alba are sourced from parcels in Pozzo (Castiglione Falletto) and Vigna del Castello (Sinio); and the Dolcetto is sourced from Vigna del Castello (Sinio) and Vigna Gallinotto in the Commune of La Morra. The different varieties are planted at varying altitudes and exposures and on a variety of soils to achieve optimum quality and distinctive wines.
“I am a traditional wine producer. My aim is to express in my wines the full gusto della mia terra – to convey as purely and directly as possible the tastes and flavours of my land. I do this by tending my grapes as carefully as I can, for they are the vehicle by which I am able to achieve this expression” Mario Fontana.
"A blend of Castiglione Falletto and some La Morra this year. I just love 2013: it’s the gift that keeps on giving. In terms of style, this is so ‘classic’ and right in my wheelhouse. Medium to full-bodied, but deep and muscular with that clichéd ‘tar and roses’ thing, plum and dark cherry, some black liquorice and mint. The tannin is thick and mouth-coating, but not aggressive, acidity perfectly pitched and sweet orange-juicy, and there’s a robust tobacco and black tea finish of fine length. Do yourself a favour?" - 94+ Points, The Wine Front