Cascina Fontana Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) "...raspberry, cherry, sweet spice..."
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.
"Pretty nose with aromas of raspberry and red cherry, a hint of sweet spice and rose petal. On the palate the tannins are fine grained, the fruit has lovely concentration, held up by lively acidity and subtle notes of clove and sandalwood from time in slavonian oak botti grandi (1yr), and a lingering finish. Drink from 2018+" - Katherine Dart MW