Mario Fontana represents the sixth generation of Fontana family winemakers in the hills of Barolo, founding Cascina Fontana in 1995. The estate comprises four inherited hectares of vines, situated in Castiglione Falletto. The 2015 Nebbiolo is lifted and delicate, with notes of tart red berries, cherry, & rose petals. Concentrated yet gentle fruit flavors, coupled with light notes of sweet oak spice, give the wine a lingering finish.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).