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KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Barbera d’Alba “Cascina Dardi”
Barbera 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Rosso dei Dardi
Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Barolo “Cascina Dardi”
Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Laboro Disubbidiente
Nebbiolo 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Barolo Riserva “Cascina Dardi”
Nebbiolo 60 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Barolo Chinato
Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
Népas
Nebbiolo 21 years Sandy Clay 8 ha in total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Hand-harvested and sorted at the winery after harvest
• Fermentation with native yeasts
• Fermentation lasts 18 - 25 days for all wines
• Average age of barriques are 2 – 3 years old

Barbera d’Alba “Cascina Dardi”:
• Aged in stainless steel tank for 18 months
• Aged in bottle for 3 months before release

Rosso dei Dardi:
• Aged in stainless steel tank for 6 months

Barolo “Cascina Dardi”:
• Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years
• Aged in bottle for 6 months before release

Laboro Disubbidiente:
• A declassified Riserva, aged in large, old, oak barrels for 5 years
• Aged in bottle for 12 months before release

Barolo Riserva “Cascina Dardi”:
• Aged in large oak barrels for 5 years
• Aged in bottle for 12 months before release

Barolo Chinato:
• Aged in large oak barrels for 4 years
• After aging, fortified and blended with the family’s secret recipe of spices
• Then aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months
• Aged in bottle for 3 months before release

Népas:
• A Nebbiolo passito wine
• Harvested early to retain acidity and dried on straw mats
• Pressed in late December and fermented dry
• Aged in barriques for 6 years
• Aged in bottle for 24 months before release

MISCELLANEA

Laboro Disubbidiente:
The 2005 Laboro Disubbidiente was originally meant to be the Fantino’s 2005 Barolo Riserva, but bureaucratic red-tape and a series of miscommunications led to the Fantino brothers missing the deadline to have their wine certified as “Riserva.” “Laboro”, an anagram from Barolo, pays homage the hard work the brothers put into making the wine. “Disubbidiente” means disobedient, referencing the brothers’ act of rebellion against the Barolo appellation authorities by releasing the wine on their own terms under a new name. The label was design by Sergio Staino, an Italian comics artist and writer.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Appellation(s)
Barolo, Barbera d’Alba, Barolo Chinato
Producer
Alessandro & Gian Natale Fantino
Founded
1988
Annual Production
3,800 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.vino-fantino.com/

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