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2014 Barolo Bussia “Cascina Dardi”

A. & G. Fantino

This bottle is made by two brothers who fully embrace Piedmontese winemaking tradition, and it shows each year in their majestic Barolos. They farm one of the best vineyards in Monforte d’Alba, Bussia, with an emphasis on sustainability in an effort to bring in top-quality fruit that will follow a smooth and organic path to winehood, resting for years in large oak casks before it is ready to see the world. What’s more, their 2014 does not require the extensive aging that brings most Barolo to its peak: this one is ripe for the picking. Don’t miss out on a charming, approachable wine with the classic “tar and roses” nose, dusty red fruit, and gorgeous ruby hue of traditionally made piemontese Nebbiolo. Save your blockbuster vintages for the cellar, and enjoy the lovely 2014 today.

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$57.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: A. & G. Fantino
Winemaker: Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino
Vineyard: 21 years
Soil: Sandy Clay
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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About Piedmont

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Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now twelve Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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