Bodegas Fontana

Cascina Fontana

Barolo Nebbiolo 2017

Fairly muscular/tannic at this age. Warm year. Needs a fatty steak or braise. Good purity. Will be killer with a few years in the cellar. — a month ago

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Poggio Fontana

Rosso Toscana Red Blend 2019

Very fruitful. Had vintage 2019 — 5 months ago

Raphael

La Fontana Merlot Blend 2012

Even Alexis loved it — 2 years ago

Colesel

Fontana Vecia Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco Superiore

Not too fruity, light, small bubbles — 3 months ago

Cascina Fontana

Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Red fruit forward. Flavor profile evolves after 2 and even 3 hours of decanting — 6 months ago

Fontana Candida

Santa Teresa Superiore Frascati White Blend 2015

Pineapple and tutti fruti notes. Light in the palate. Whole experience was very nice and the wine topped it. — 3 years ago

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Cascina Fontana

Barolo Del Comune Di Castiglione Falletto Nebbiolo 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Excellent. Elegant. Sweet. Lovely. — 4 months ago

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Bodegas Fontana

Mesta Rosé Tempranillo

Net iets te fruitig, maar verder heel lekker — 5 months ago

Graziano

Fontana dei Boschi Emilia IGT Lambrusco

Solid Lambrusco. Had with Indian food and it was a great pair. — a year ago

Ferdinando Principiano

Boscareto Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Another Nebb I was forced to pay attention to as it was paired with one of the courses during dinner. Bigger than the 14' Cascina Fontana - perhaps even the biggest red of the night, but somewhat not unexpected for the vintage. Nevertheless, it's still elegant and polished. Palate was full of dry sweet red fruit and spice, balanced by a clean racy finish and dense minerality. Nose was driven by sweet berry notes, some orange oil, leather, pepper, dried herbs, balsamic. Gripping tannins. Muscular, but finessed. A momentous effort. As expected of CW's choice!

NB: Macerated for 30 days and then aged in large Slavonian Oak (20 HL to 40 HL) for two years, followed by two more years in the bottle. Annual production is usually around 4000 bottles. The write-ups on Chambers St Wines and Vinhulen are nice reads - Ferdinando's change from modern to traditional, to eschewing chemicals in the vineyard and even letting the undergrowth run wild, to the "greatness" of Boscareto. Excellent discovery!
— 3 years ago

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