When in Piedmont, you’ll want to experience as many traditional Barolo and Barbaresco wineries as possible. Cascina Fontana is a classic Barolo house you won’t want to miss. On our last visit, winemaker Mario Fontana guided us through an extensive tasting of his exquisite wines in his family’s cantina.
Mario handed us each a Zalto glass, then led us into his caves lined with large barrels of aging Barolo (25-27hl). A truly unique aspect of our experience was being able to taste out of the barrel. Mario climbed up a ladder placed against a giant barrel with a wine thief in hand and sampled some of his gorgeous wines straight out of the barrel.
As a sixth generation winemaker, Mario is one of the few winemakers in Piedmont continuing the tradition of creating Barolo wines with elegance, finesse, balance and freshness. You can order his wines in the United States here or visit him when you plan your next trip to Piedmont!
Cascina Fontana Località Perno, Vicolo della Chiesa, 2, 12065 Monforte d’Alba CN, Italy, +39 0173 789005
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