Barolo Fontanin

This is Livia Fontana’s ‘par excellence’ Barolo. The name “Fontanin” pays homage to their ancestor, Gerolamo, who was the first to move into the current cellar. Past generations of the Fontana family settled in Castiglione Falletto before 1660.  In 1820, Girolamo and his family moved to the current farmhouse. He was the youngest of the Fontana brothers, and was given the nickname "Fontanin", which in the Piedmont dialect means small/young fountain. Barolo Fontanin has always been produced with a blend of the crus and vineyards of Castiglione Falletto. With an intense, harmonious aroma and an elegant flavor with great intensity and persistence, it contains all the nuances peculiar of the Castiglione Falletto vineyards.


Barolo DOCG
Piedmont go to region
Castiglion Falletto
Nebbiolo 100%
Wine Type
Red wine

Tasting Notes

Serving temperature 16-17 °C

Pairings Pasta with pork ragout, entrecôte with black truffle sauce, sausage, veal, mixed boiled meats, boiled vegetables, beef stew with mashed potatoes

Color Deep red color with shades from intense ruby to garnet

Nose Floral notes of macerated violet and balsamic nuances. Spices reminiscent of licorice stick and nutmeg

Palate Intense flavor with a great structure and a soft but noticeable tannin


Vineyard extension
1.5 ha
Year of planting
1979, 1991
Soil type
Marls of Sant’Agata Fossils with presence of sand
South West
300-350 masl
Grape yield per hectare tons
Average production/year
6,500 btls
Method of Harvest
By Hand
Number of Sortings / Passes Through Vineyard
Organic status
Type of yeast and fermentation
Controlled fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Length of maceration
Approximately 20 days
Vessel of fermentation
Stainless steel vat
Temperature of fermentation
25-28 °C
Length of fermentation
Approximately 20 days
Vessel of aging
Large oak cask
Length of aging
Approximately 40 months
Low SO2
Packaging 750 ml
Btls per Cs
6 Btls
Pallet dimension
80x120 cm, h 200 cm
Pallet configuration
10 cs x 10 layers = 100 cs/pallet
Barcode Btl
Packaging 750 ml
Btls per Cs
12 Btls
Pallet dimension
80x120 cm, h 200 cm
Pallet configuration
10 cs x 5 layers = 50 cs/pallet
Barcode Btl

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