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23 Oct 2012

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 143: Mario Fontana, Cascina Fontana

Debra meets with Mario Fontana of Cascina Fontana, located in the Barolo region of Piedmont, Italy. With the winery situated in the Monforte d’Alba commune, Mario tells what differentiates his village from the others in the region, and he goes on to explain the history of his family in Barolo and how, as the sixth generation, making wine is not work or a business, but a natural continuation of his family’s tradition.

Mario tells Debra what the challenges of working with Nebbiolo are, along with his favourite vintages, and what makes a high quality Barolo (and how the balance of wine and the balance of life are so closely linked).

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