EBBIO NEBBIOLO LANGHE DOC
Langhe Nebbiolo DOC
Since 1858, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery has been instrumental to the growth and international awareness of Barolo, while championing sustainability and community engagement in the Langhe region of Piedmont. Under the lead of visionary entrepreneur, Oscar Farinetti, Fontanafredda has built a portfolio of wines that express the depth and diversity of the Langhe, produced from grapes that are farmed from organic and sustainably managed vineyards. Since the 2018 harvest, Fontanafredda is the largest certified organic winery in Piedmont.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
The 250-acre Fontanafredda property in Serralunga d’Alba, a cru site of Barolo, is the single largest contiguous wine estate in the Langhe and includes 247 acres of vineyards, 30 acres of woodland and 10 acres on which the cellars and village buildings lie. Owned vineyards are in the municipalities of Serralunga d’Alba, Diano d’Alba, Barolo, Dogliani, Farigliano, Alba, Rodello, and Murinsengo, at altitudes between 200 - 400m.
Grapes are sourced from the hills of Roero and Langhe, from South and South-West-facing vineyards. Soils are composed of calcareous marl, with vines planted at a density of 4,200/ha.WINEMAKING
Traditionally-made, with a 7-8 day floating cap fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 82° F.
The wine is aged in neutral wood for at least 8 months, then in bottle for 2-3 months.TASTING NOTES
Complex nose with traces of withered flowers, such as roses and, above-all, geraniums. On the palate, warm, soft, and inviting, with velvety tannins, great balanced and a lingering finish. Ideal with flavorful pasta dishes, meats and medium-aged cheeses.