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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s. Today, many call Arneis the most interesting ...

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  • If you’re interested in 2007 Barolo, you should check out my report, ... ... ... light bitter edge, 62007 Livia Fontana Villero Castiglione Falletto - slightly stewy but fresh cherry fruit, herbal background notes, cedar,  a touch volatile, a bit flat in the mouth, nice ripeness, nice richness, a bit firm on the palate, nice savory strawberry ... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo Commune


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2005

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2006

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    Stinky, died lime peel, oyster shell, some espresso steam, sour red fruits, rhubarb, great height and complexity if a bit primitive, soft, rich, polished, really quite soft and disappointing, some elegance though, biter cherry fruit is subtle and soft Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2006

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    A bit funky, tarry spice, dark strawberry seeds, a bit of bologna, very aromatic, musky and masculine, rich in the mouth, polished and round, soft too with a nice core of bitter wild berry fruit, easy styled but well done, real flavor intensity, nice finish, warm, lightly spiced, simple, a bit hot but with good purity, Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted, and I cant help but think back to what I said ... could use more length 88-89Livia Fontana (Castiglione Falletto)- lots of caramel, burnt sugar, wood, and earth, heavy, and deep with some nice backing notes of ripe herbs, actually this gains some nice focus but does seems to be sweet and then savory dried meaty... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2005...


  • Well the 2005 Barolos are tasted and I can’t help but think back to what ... could use more length 88-89 Livia Fontana (Castiglione Falletto)- lots of caramel, burnt sugar, wood, and earth, heavy, and deep with some nice backing notes of ripe herbs, actually this gains some nice focus but does seems to be sweet and then savory dried meaty,  ni... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2005 Barolo tasting notes


  • Livia Fontana Barolo Villero 2005

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    AWE blind tasting - funky, very herbal and soil driven, eggshells, a bit of matchstick, lean, ungenerous, uninteresting, fresh finish, 80-82 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2005

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    AWE blind tasting - lots of caramel, burnt sugar, wood, and earth, heavy, and deep with some nice backing notes of ripe herbs, actually this gains some nice focus but does seems to be sweet and then savory dried meaty, nice fresh entry, arugula, a bit of root beer, fresh and linear, a bit simple and maybe a touch dilute, but lovely black cherry... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by wpm


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