Cascina Fontana

Cascina Fontana

Sixth-generation Mario Fontana is among Barolo’s best-loved producers. His wines are undeniably the most Burgundian in our range; purity and finesse is as evident in his Dolcetto as his Barolo. Mario follows organic methods but doesn’t seek certification – this would limit his options if his vines needed attention. His philosophy is individual, without peer influence. Barolisti like Mario set a benchmark here; others pursue and imitate – though rarely achieve – his purity and elegance. Fontana’s greatest achievements are rooted in Castiglione Falletto: the wines express the complexity of the village’s terroir. Only made in the best years, their Castiglione Falletto Barolo is one of the region’s finest examples.  

Mario decided to bottle his Barolo in August 2021, a little earlier than usual, to capture the wine’s fresh and easy style. He also decided to shorten maceration times. All the Castiglione Falletto fruit is in the Barolo Classico this year, so there is no Barolo di Castiglione Falletto for this vintage. Mario doesn’t consider this a reflection of what he has produced; he wanted to lend more power to the softer style of his Barolo Classico 2018, for which he needed the best wine from the crus that would usually comprise his top cuvée. As a vintage, he finds it immensely appealing – a welcome alternative to the more structured styles of ’17 and ’16. 

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2015 Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2015
Ready, but will improve
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14.0% Alcohol
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2009 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2009
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14.0% Alcohol
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2013 Barolo del Comune di Castigliano Falletto, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2013
Ready, but will improve
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Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2013 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2013
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14.0% Alcohol
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2015 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2015
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14.0% Alcohol
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2014 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2014
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14.0% Alcohol
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2017 Langhe Nebbiolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2017
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14.0% Alcohol
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2008 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2008
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14.0% Alcohol
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2006 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2006
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14.0% Alcohol
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2010 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2010
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13.5% Alcohol
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2016 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
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14.0% Alcohol
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2016 Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2016
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14.0% Alcohol
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2019 Langhe Nebbiolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2019
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14.0% Alcohol
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2017 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2017
For Laying Down
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14.0% Alcohol
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2018 Langhe Nebbiolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2018
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14.0% Alcohol
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2011 Barolo, Cascina Fontana, Piedmont, Italy
Red
2011
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14.0% Alcohol
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