2016 Cascina Fontana Barolo Castiglione Falletto Docg

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Cascina Fontana
Vintage 2016
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2046
Available as of May 5, 2021
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Cascina Fontana Barolo is produced from nebbiolo grapes grown on steep hills in the heart of the Barolo wine region, specifically on its own three selected cru vineyards, Villero (cru Villero) and Valletti (cru Mariondino) in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto and Gallinotto (cru Giachini) in the municipality of La Morra. The grapes of these plots contribute to unique characteristics of a Cascina Fontana Barolo: complexity, structure, elegance, acidity, fruit, minerality.

Following the tradition of the Fontana family, the grapes from each location are harvested, distilled, pressed and vinified separately. Once fermentation is complete, the wines are assembled and then aged for two years in 25-27hl botte - large traditional barrels made from Slavonian oak. After this period, the wines then undergo a further year of aging in cement tanks before being bottled. Cascina Fontana Barolo, produced from our three cru vineyards, further undergoes a minimum aging of 6 months in the bottle prior to market launch. The wines are not filtered and no chemical additives are used in the vineyard or in the winery. So pure fruit.

Barolo is a wine that requires patience. The long vinification (note: of the well-made Barolos) with a long maceration on the skin gives a concentration of extract and tannins that give it a great ability to age and improve for more than decades. The Cascina Fontana Barolo is not made commercially and therefore has plenty of time to develop. The result is profound and serious, a wine to drink in the company of your family and your closest friends - and in the best moments of your life.

The Barolo Castiglione Falletto Barolo comes from the eponymous municipality of Castiglione Falletto and is the top model which has been made for 6 generations in a very small edition in honor of the Fontana family. The wine has a brilliant garnet color, nose bouquet with dried flowers and red fruit jam with delicate notes of sweet spices, cocoa and menthol. Sober and elegant palate with silky and packed tannins that mingle with a remarkable minerality. This is a top Barolo from the beautiful year 2016

FACT: The wine is not filtered and is made without the use of additional chemicals. They are literally the result of responsible and scrupulous care in the vineyard, as well as the most careful vinification that fully respects the traditions. There may be some sediment in the bottle, a process of natural evolution, but this does not alter the quality of the wine. You should see this as a sign of his natural goodness.

Vineyard for 2016 Cascina Fontana Barolo Castiglione Falletto Docg

Located in Perno, the heart of the Barolo, 5 hectares of top vineyards are passionately run by the couple Mario and Luisa Fontana. Mario is the example of a young winemaker who believes in tradition while also trying to approach the product of wine intelligently. 

Thanks to his great example, his great uncle Bartolo Mascarello has acquired a lot of knowledge about traditional winemaking. 

He tries to maintain the old tradition, pursuing the finesse in Barolo. To achieve the optimal result, he cuts healthy grapes in the summer months to limit the yield, the so-called "vendemmia verde" these are wines that can mature for several decades!

More Information
Available as of May 5, 2021
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Cascina Fontana
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2046
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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