Cascina Fontana is situated in the heart of the Barolo region, in Perno, in the commune of Monforte d’Alba, about 15 kilometres from Alba. The Fontana family has been winegrowers in the Barolo wine zone for at least six generations.
Today winemaker Mario Fontana continues this tradition, overseeing the entire cycle, from growing grapes and tending the vines, to winemaking, bottling, maturation and sales.
Mario and Luisa Fontana own and work four hectares of estate vineyards, dedicated to the cultivation of the classic grape varieties of Le Langhe: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera. The vineyards are situated on some of the zone’s most favoured crus sites in the communes of Castiglione Falletto (Villero, Valletti, Pozzo), La Morra (Gallinotto) and Sinio (Vigna del Castello).
Cascina Fontana is a wholly traditional wine estate that respects and follows the culture, traditions and history of Le Langhe.
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History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...
History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...
History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...
Cascina Fontana on Snooth
Unfortunately I think this is a Dolcetto that could not age, and it was not expected to in any case. The nose was quite cooked, it was heavy and fruitless on the palate. A bit oxidized and limp. Read More
If you’re interested in 2007 Barolo, you should check out my report, Don't Belive the Hype, which was published earlier this year after I spent two weeks in the region. I found many of the wines to be less than the stellar creations that many critics might want you to believe. I love Barolo and its producers, but the truth is that 2007 is a spot... Read More
Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said last year. 2005 is a successful vintage that reflects terroir and winemaking more than weather and will need more time to be as approachable as 2004.This years tasting was a mixed crop and a challenge. Many of the wines suffered from one defect or another, be those ... Read More
Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted and I can’t help but think back to what I said last year. 2005 is a successful vintage that reflects terroir and winemaking more than weather and will need more time to be as approachable as 2004. This years tasting was a mixed crop and a challenge. Many of the wines suffered from one defect or another, be thos... Read More