Fontanafredda

Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

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R 885

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750 ml (Standard)

2014


Cultivar:

100% Nebbiolo

Country:

Italy

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Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 8 yrs+
Origin: Piedmont Appellation: Barbaresco DOCG

Tasting Notes:

The colour is garnet-red with ruby highlights that take on slight orange hues over time. It has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush. The taste is warmly dry, soft, full-bodied, velvety and well-balanced, very long-lasting.

Orange
Orange

Rose Petal
Rose Petal

Sweet spices
Sweet spices

Vanilla
Vanilla

Fontanafredda was born in the heart of wine-growing Piedmont, on the hills of the Langhe: chronicles of the time relate that “by order of 17 June 1858″ an area of approximately 54 hectares – part of the property of Roggeri Giacomo, in Serralunga d’Alba - was registered under the private estate of Vittorio Emanuele II King of Sardinia.

The vineyards are located on medium-high hillside vineyards (300-400m asl) facing south/south-west. The soil is of Miocene-Helvetian origin with a high content of limestone and grey marl alternating with sand. Plant density is 4,400 plants/ha. The grapes are harvested during the first and second decades of October.

The fermentation is traditional: medium-long (15 days) in stainless steel tanks with a floating cap at a controlled temperature (30-31°C). The wine then remains in contact with the skins for a further 15 days to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances and help start the subsequent malolactic fermentation.

The wine is aged for one year in small Allier barriques and two years in 2,000 litres Allier barrels. After a soft clarification, the wine is bottled for a further period of bottle maturation, the length of which depends from the vintage’s characteristics, but never less than 12 months.

Food pairing

Fontanafredda Barolo is ideal with rich red meat dishes and medium-ripe or ripe cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner conversation.

Poultry Hard Cheese Beef Venison
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