A bottle of Barolo from the Fantino brothers in Monforte is one of Italy’s great comfort foods. The excellent site of Bussia and their expert touch provides a Barolo with the best of all worlds: typicity, aromatics, fine structure, complexity, and the crowning touch—a silkiness of fruit and tannin that is uncommon for the king of wines when young. Enjoy this one both young and old.
|Producer:||A. & G. Fantino|
|Winemaker:||Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino|
|Aging:||Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years, aged in bottle for 6 months before release|
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174