Livia Fontana Barolo Bussia Riserva 2012
Nebbiolo | Italy
$79.95 - 750mL
About The Producer
The Livia Fontana estate consists of a central nucleus in Castiglione Falletto and nine hectares of vineyards located primarily near the winery in Castiglione Falletto and in the Bussia area of Monforte d’Alba where nebbiolo for Barolo, barbera and dolcetto grapes are grown, and in the nearby Roero area where the white grape arneis is obtained.
The Fontana vineyards permit the production of well-known single-vineyard Barolo crus such as Villero and Bussia. The vineyards combine young vines with older ones, some of which date back to 1938. Over time the estate acquired new parcels and, even more importantly, steadily augmented the quality and the attention for the caretaking of this privileged earth, attentive cultivation practices, and respect of the vines so as to obtain wines in harmony with the resources of the earth.
The results of the estate of Livia Fontana are bottles which are selected by consumers because of the quality of the product but also for the chosen philosophy of a winery that has always given preference to integrated pest management, manual processing in the cellar, and a great attention to and respect for the environment.
This shows a lot of freshness for a 2012 with red cherries, dried red plums, dried roses and tar. Full body, juicy tannins and a flavorful, medium-long finish. Great fruit and acid balance, as well as a mouthwatering aftertaste that lingers. Drink in 2020.