Proprietà in Fontanafredda MGA Barolo DOCG
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
The vinification process occurs in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures. At the end of the fermentation, the new wine stays in contact with the grape marcs for about one month.AGING
The entire aging process occurs in medium and large oak casks for two years, followed by twelve months in bottles.TASTING NOTES
The color is a moderately intense garnet red with ruby highlights. The nose is greeted with a rich presence of aromas that recall small red fruits and violets. On the palate, the wine is fresh with thick, silky tannins. The aftertaste of red fruit is long and persistent. Ideal with big red meat dishes and medium or mature cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner company.