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Fantino, A&GN - A & G Fantino Barolo Bussia Cascina Dardi 2016 750ml (750ml)

Price: $69.99

6+ Price: $59.99 / btl

Producer Fantino, A&GN
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 2016
Sku RD12383
Size 750ml

Christopher Deas, Italian Wine Merchants: "It is good to see this old IWM signature return, it is one of those Barolo that got many of us drinking Barolo alongside Bartolo Mascarello – thanks to Mr. Robert Chadderdon. What a great compliment this is to the lower toned 2015 Bussia Riserva we featured a few weeks back.  Well, from the legendary vintage-in-the-making, there is more energy and lift here, more red fruit, but this expression showcases a rich side with depth. Dare we say the wine is approachable today? Yes, this wine impresses today, especially with some aeration. You can expect nuances of succulent red fruit, cherry liquor, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, licorice, smoke, dried flowers, and savory herbs. It is one of the last releases from the vintage of a lifetime and is one of the great values in cru Barolo at just $59.99 - we say carpe diem!” 

Fantino, A&GN Description

Alessandro Fantino spent ten years as winemaker for the legendary Bartolo Mascarello before starting his own small winery with his brother Gian Natale. The estate is the only one in the center of the old city at Monforte d’Alba, and the cellar, parts of which date as far back as the 1600’s, is a lovely sight worth visiting just for its aesthetic qualities. Their vineyards are limited to under 10 hectares contained in the Vigna dei Dardi site, which imparts an unusually clear rendition of specific vintages. Like Mascarello, the Fantino brothers are wholeheartedly dedicated to the traditions of the Langhe, and they harbor a profound respect for Mother Nature. Along with their classic Barolo, Barbera, and Rosso, they distinguish themselves with a passito wine (now known as ‘Nepas’) made from grapes that are dried on rush mats for three months, during which time the fruit undergoes a slight onset of grey mold.

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