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2009 Barolo Bussia “Cascina Dardi”

A. & G. Fantino

2009 Barolo Bussia “Cascina Dardi” A. & G. Fantino - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

   $55.00

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I’ve talked to many passionate wine aficionados over the years about the tendency of Italian reds to have more of a bitter edginess than their French counterparts. A slight bitterness is actually often a compliment when it comes to Italian cuisine and wine—think of those little shots of espresso. I’ve highlighted this 2009 Barolo for its complete lack of bitterness—a bit of a surprise, particularly for a Barolo. In fact, in the finesse category it will give a French Burgundy a run for its money. I’ve probably consumed a case of it by now, yet I still cannot believe what the Fantino brothers accomplished with their beautiful 2009. It has to be tasted to be believed, and you will want to revisit it multiple times to make sure you weren’t dreaming. It is as sumptuous and silky a Barolo as you are ever likely to taste, while not a bit flabby or overdone. The ripe Nebbiolo fruit is generous and abundant. We have plenty of tannic, tightly wound Baroli that smell of tar and roses, and we love them all. This one stands out for its sheer balance and refinement and the immediate pleasure it offers. Don’t miss trying it on—see how it fits. –Dixon Brooke

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2009
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Nebbiolo
  • Appellation Barolo
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • Vineyard 21 years
  • Soil Sandy Clay
  • Winemaker Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino
  • Aging Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years, aged in bottle for 6 months before release
  • Farming Sustainable
  • Alcohol 14%





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