Allesandro e Gian Natale Fantino Rosso dei Dardi 2017
Two brothers, Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino, run this family estate in Monforte d’Alba. The brothers farm eight hectares in the heart of the historic Bussia cru north of Monforte, one of Barolo’s most famous areas for producing wines of great longevity and finesse. The Fantino holdings are concentrated exclusively in the “Dardi” section of Bussia, a hillside with perfect southern and southeastern exposure in the geographic center of Bussia.
- 90% Nebbiolo, 5% Freisa, 5% Dolcetto from vines averaging 21 years of age
- Soils: sandy clay
- Fermented with native yeasts and aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months
- Sustainable farming
Tasting Notes: Playful and super fragrant on the nose, this is a very distinctive expression of Nebbiolo, quite different from what you might find in more serious, more tannic examples of Barolo or Barbaresco. Approachable in its youth, and teeming with bramble berries and fresh wildflowers, this is totally delicious and quite out of the ordinary.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Braised peanut chicken curry with Thai gremolata, Pasta with chicken liver ragu, Tofu, eggplant and beluga lentil stew with pomegranate molasses