Grape variety: Nebbiolo Production zone: Castiglione Falletto at 300-350 m a.s.l. 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 24 months. First in traditional oak barrels and then in the bottles in the wine cellar with controlled temperature. Organoleptic characteristics: ruby red colour with garnet reflections. Delicate bouquet with typical for Nebbiolo floral and fruity scents. Harmonious and elegant with very fine tannins. It is a young Barolo! Food pairing: rich, well structured first courses, roasted and stewed meat, 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 5/6 years. Bottle sizes: 75 cl. / 1,5 lt.
Grape variety: Barbera Production zone: Castiglione Falletto, about 4 hectares at 300-350 m a.s.l. Surface: about 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: 6 months in stainless steel Organoleptic characteristics: ruby red colour with violet hints. Fruity and flowery bouquet. Vinous, fresh and pleasant taste. A young Barbera to drink every day. Food pairing: a classic wine for all occasions, perfect with starters, cold sliced meat, light first courses, white meat and fresh cheeses Temperatura di servizio : 16–18°C (60–64 °F) Storage: horizontally in a cool, dark place with constant temperatures. Ready to drink but can be cellared for 3/4 years Bottle sizes: 75 cl.
Everyone with their own role, energy, enthusiasm, competency and passion.
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 familys 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.