Livia Fontana top Barolo Riserva from prized Bussia parcel.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Viticulture: Conventional (no pesticide / organic fertilisers only)
Vinification: Light crushing, fermentation in temperature controlled steel tanks with frequent pump over and délestages
Ageing: At least 60 months in used large oak barrels and then in bottle in the cellar at controlled temperature
Bottles produced: 3,000
Alcohol: 14.5% abv
Colour: Deep ruby red
Nose: Seducing aromas of underbrush, ripe dark fruit, sweet spice, leather and balsamic hints
Palate: Full-bodied with notes of vibrant Morello cherry, crushed berries, liquorice and tobacco. Velvety, round tannins with a long and persistent finish
- The cantina was founded in 1820. Livia Fontana is the 8th generation of the family at the helm working with her sons Michele and Lorenzo following the same philosophy as her ancestors. No chemicals are used in the winemaking and traditional large barrels are employed for ageing. Ethereal old school Barolo redefined for the discerning drinker.