Alessandro e Gian Natale Fantino

Rosso dei Dardi Nebbiolo

8.992 ratings
8.924 pro ratings
Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

This Nebbiolo blend comes from the famed Cascina Dardi parcel of the Bussia cru in Monforte d'Alba and it is simply an outrageous value. You won't find a more pure or elegant expression of Nebbiolo in such a declassified wine nor at such a modest price point. The Fantinos have overdelivered with this vintage that is bright and focused but not all lacking in depth and complexity. You won't ever mistake this wine for a Fantino Barolo, but it is a serious wine nonetheless- imbued with more than enough finesse, depth and balance to make the comparison seem rather absurd. As a retailer (and consumer, for that matter) I am always thrilled to discover such gems, but it almost pains me to think that fruit of this quality finds its way into such a humble bottling because it is a very fine effort deserving of recognition. Quite lovely and outstanding.

This Nebbiolo blend comes from the famed Cascina Dardi parcel of the Bussia cru in Monforte d'Alba and it is simply an outrageous value. You won't find a more pure or elegant expression of Nebbiolo in such a declassified wine nor at such a modest price point. The Fantinos have overdelivered with this vintage that is bright and focused but not all lacking in depth and complexity. You won't ever mistake this wine for a Fantino Barolo, but it is a serious wine nonetheless- imbued with more than enough finesse, depth and balance to make the comparison seem rather absurd. As a retailer (and consumer, for that matter) I am always thrilled to discover such gems, but it almost pains me to think that fruit of this quality finds its way into such a humble bottling because it is a very fine effort deserving of recognition. Quite lovely and outstanding.

Jan 13th, 2018
Abigail Sharp Kellie

General Manager Dedalus Wine Shop

9.0

Juicy, drinkable, an incredible value

Juicy, drinkable, an incredible value

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2016
Cristóbal Arellano Borges

Fruity, crisp, light, bright and acidic.

Fruity, crisp, light, bright and acidic.

1 person found it helpfulMay 13th, 2015
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

This is a lovely wine. Light bodied, and acidity to make one want yet another sip. Not overly complicated, but v. nice.

This is a lovely wine. Light bodied, and acidity to make one want yet another sip. Not overly complicated, but v. nice.

Sep 10th, 2015
Jeff Burrows

Don't contemplate too much, just enjoy. Gluggable

Don't contemplate too much, just enjoy. Gluggable

Sep 6th, 2015
Mo Cherry

Strong for $15! New BTG pour starting next week

Strong for $15! New BTG pour starting next week

Jan 23rd, 2015
Harry Oranges

Favorite wine of the night. Nebbiolo and Barbera full and lush.

Favorite wine of the night. Nebbiolo and Barbera full and lush.

Jan 19th, 2015
Joe Hirsch

Pretty killer Nebbiolo for $22. Plenty of primary fruit, but nice enough acidity to cut through the junk. Drink it soon.

Pretty killer Nebbiolo for $22. Plenty of primary fruit, but nice enough acidity to cut through the junk. Drink it soon.

Dec 12th, 2014
Gretchen Jones

Fruit in the front. Rusticity in the back. Delicious #nebbiyolo. With meatballs. 2013 Fantino Rosso dei Dardi.

Fruit in the front. Rusticity in the back. Delicious #nebbiyolo. With meatballs. 2013 Fantino Rosso dei Dardi.

Nov 5th, 2014
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

No oak. Reminds of serious nebbiolo. Good sturdy tannins nice chilled

No oak. Reminds of serious nebbiolo. Good sturdy tannins nice chilled

Jul 29th, 2016