"Vigna La Lepre" Dolcetto Diano d'Alba DOC
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 of approximately 5,000 plants/ha. Following hand harvest in mid-September, fermentation is carried out in stainless steel vats.TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby red color with violet highlights. On the nose, fine, persistent aromas of blackberries and raspberries with overtones of plums and black cherries. The palate is full-bodied with velvety well-structured tannins. The acidity is balanced by great fruit character and a long, savory finish. Excellent served with hot hors d'oeuvres, pasta dishes, vegetables and grilled meats.