Cascina Fontana Langhe Nebbiolo is a special and unique wine. Nebbiolo of course is the great grape of the Piedmont, and the source of our greatest wines, such as Barolo and Barbaresco.
Our Langhe Nebbiolo is produced from nebbiolo grapes grown on the historic vineyard of the Castello di Sinio blended with a smaller proportion of nebbiolo grapes from the cru vigneto Il Pozzo in Castiglione Falletto.
The Castello di Sinio vineyard has been in our family for more than a hundred years. For many decades it was tended by Mario’s cousin Armando, who knew the vineyard intimately. Even after he reached the advanced age of more than 90 years, he still personally oversaw the work and passed on to Mario valuable knowledge of this select terroir.
The nebbiolo grapes destined to become Cascina Fontana Langhe Nebbiolo are vinified for a much shorter period (two weeks) than those destined to become Barolo. This results in a wine that is fresher, if less complex, but no less harmonious and elegant, with a beautiful balance of tannin and acidity. It is possible to age Langhe Nebbiolo for 15 to 20 years after the harvest.
While Langhe Nebbiolo partners a range of foods beautifully, the most traditional dish with which it is enjoyed here is plin al ragù.