"Silver Label" Barbaresco DOCG

Fontanafredda

APPELLATION

Piedmont

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Nebbiolo

WINEMAKERS

Giorgio Lavagna
Technical Director

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.51
Alcohol
13.5%

2014

93POINTS

Wine Spectator
April 30, 2018
2007

93POINTS

Wine Spectator
April 30, 2018
BACKGROUND

Since 1878, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery, located in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, has been a benchmark producer of Barolo and Barbera, crafting wines that deftly balance deep aromas and concentration of fruit with elegance.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

The 250-acre Fontanafredda Barolo cru property in Serralunga d’Alba is the single largest contiguous wine estate in the Langhe. Additional properties in the communes of Barolo and Diano d’Alba bring the total acreage of estate-owned land to 305. The ability to source fruit from some of the Barolo region’s most prized vineyard sites provides Fontanafredda with grapes of the highest quality.

There are two main soil types that cover Barolo: Tortonian in the western region that is heavy in clay and magnesium deposits. Wines grown in this soil tends to be more fragrant, elegant and soft, but with notable richness. In eastern Barolo, the chalky, limestone and mineral rich Helvetian soil produces wines of deeper color, body and tannic structure, making for long-lived wines.

WINEMAKING

Vines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,500 plants/ha. Following hand harvest in mid-October, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. The crushed grapes are warmed to around 89-91°F, and the process of pumping the juice over the cap of skins begins immediately.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red in color. On the nose, light vanilla, intense underbrush, and violets. A robust, well-bodied wine packed with structure and capable of withstanding the test of time. This wine has a soft and lingering taste, with is full and velvety. Ideal with rich red meats, varying according to the wine and vintage, and medium and mature cheeses. Also ideal as an after-dinner wine.

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