Briccotondo Dolcetto Langhe 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 at 4,800 plants/ha. Hand harvested in mid-September. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats for 6-8 days at a temperature of 75-77°F.TASTING NOTES
Ruby red in color with violet highlights. On the nose, very fruity; an intense and persistent fruit aroma. On the palate, dry, well-balanced, and velvety. Bright fruit flavors accented by notes of almonds. A fine match for hot hors-d'oeuvres, pasta, vegetables and not overly-elaborate meat dishes.