FONTANA LIVIA AZ. AGR. ETTORE FONTANA

Via Fontana 1, 12060 Castiglione Falletto (CN)
Italy

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  • 02.01  Europe

Europe

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.13  Piemont

Our products

Product category: Piemont

Barolo DOCG Riserva Bussia

Grape variety : nebbiolo

Production area: Monforte d’Alba, circa mezzo ettaro, vigneto Bussia con esposizione Sud-Ovest, 300-320 m. s.l.m.

Harvest:  hand-picked with precise grape selection into small baskets towards the middle of October.

Vinification: light crushing with further check and selection of the grapes, fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature with frequent pump over and délestages.

Ageing: at least 60 months. First in traditional oak barrels and then in the bottles in the wine cellar with controlled temperature.

Organoleptic characteristics: garnet red colour. Intense and balanced, harmonious bouquet. Pleasantly dry, full and velvety on the palate. A classic Barolo with a very elegant and persistent finish.

Food pairing: excellent with red meat, wild game and seasoned cheeses.

Serving: in large glasses at 17-18°C (62–64°F).

Storage: horizontally in a cool, dry environment with constant temperatures. Ready to drink but can be cellared for 10/12 years.

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Product category: Piemont

Barbera d'Alba DOC Superiore

Grape variety: barbera

Production zone: Castiglione Falletto at 300-350 m a.s.l.

Vineyard Area: 4 hectares

Harvest: hand-picked with precise grape selection into small baskets from late September to mid-October.

Vinification: light crushing with further check and selection of the grapes, fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperature with frequent pump over and délestages.

Ageing: at least 24 months. First in traditional oak barrels and then in the bottles in the wine cellar with controlled temperature.

Organoleptic characteristics: intense ruby red colour. Fresh and intense aromas with currants and berries notes. Warm, full, rich and persistent taste, full body. Suitable for aging.

Food pairing: excellent accompaniment to warm appetizers, rich first courses, red meat and the medium-seasoned cheeses.

Serving: in large glasses at 17-18°C (62–64°F).

Storage: horizontally in a cool, dark place with constant temperatures. Ready to drink but can be cellared for 6/8 years.

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Product category: Piemont

Rosé

Grape variety: barbera and nebbiolo

Production zone: Castiglione Falletto and Monforte d’Alba at 300-350 m a. s. l.

Harvest: hand-picked into baskets from the end of September until the mid of October.

Vinification: after a few hours of fermentation the skins are removed and the fermentation continues in stainless steel with controlled temperature.

Ageing: in stainless steel.

Organoleptic characteristics: brilliant pink colour with orange reflections. Fresh and fruity bouquet, rich in raspberry and currant flavour. Fine and pleasant fruit on the palate.

Food pairings: seafood and fish as well as any kind of starter. Ideal also with first courses, vegetable soups and white meat.

Serving temperature: 10–12°C (50–54°F).

Storage: horizontally in a cool dry place with constant temperatures. Ready to drink but can be cellared for 2/3 years.

Bottle sizes:: 75 cl.

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About us

Company details

Livia inherited the passion for viticulture from her father Ettore and she in her turn transmits with love and enthusiasm the values of those who preceded her in these vineyards. After more than two hundred years, the blood and fiber of the company are still united and today carried forward by the eighth generation while maintaining the history of the family’s objectives made with seriousness, commitment and love of the earth.

The Livia Fontana winery is a rare case in which business and family blend together blurring the boundaries of both, becoming an example of how the convergence of objectives can make the family even more cohesive and the business more successful. Seven generations have preceded the current management of Livia Fontana and her sons Michele and Lorenzo, each of whom brings to their different roles energy, enthusiasm, competence and passion. The result is excellent wines that are appreciated throughout the world for the way in which tradition and new technologies merge in products of very high quality.

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