Fantino, Barolo ChinatoRegular price $52.00 Save $-52.00
bottle size: 500mL
When it comes to Barolo producers, it’s about the unique combination of both the people and the vines. When it comes to the Fantino family, brothers Alessandro and Gian head the current generation, and they have some of the most enviable ancient vines in Barolo planted back in 1946. The brothers keep up the care of these vines, though rather labor intensive, in the historic zone of Bussia. They not only make the trademark Nebbiolo, but also continue making the classic Nebbiolo Passito and Barolo Chinato that are unfortunately disappearing. Their wines, while they do age well, are known to be drunk well young.
Nebbiolo grapes comes from the historic Bussia cru north of Monforte d'Alba. The Fantinos are blessed with some of the oldest vines in the Barolo area; all their vines were planted in 1946 and 1947 by Alessandro and Gian Natale Fantino. Barolo wine is used for the base, with the addition of herbs and roots of plants, including Cinchona bark (quinine) which is where the Chinato gets its name. The herb sources remain a family secret. This is an aromatized wine, complex and herbal with a long finish. It is the ideal digestivo after a heavy meal.