SOLEROSE ROSÉ, LANGHE DOC
Langhe Rosato 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.
East and South-East-facing vineyards are planted at 200-300m asl, with soils of calcareous marls rich in sand.WINEMAKING & AGEING
The grapes are picked into boxes at the end of September. The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and sent to fermentation tanks, where a cold maceration occurs at a temperature of 50°F for 24 hours.
Upon the maceration, a soft pressing of the skins and a subsequent settling of the must is made, then the wine is kept cold for additional 24 hours. Then the must is left to ferment at a maximum temperature of 65° F.
The wine is left on lees for a period of three months at a temperature of 41°F to inhibit malolactic fermentation. The bottling is done in late winter.
The flavors are fruity, with notes of raspberry, blueberry and ripe strawberries. The profile is fresh, soft and savory. Excellent as aspertif, with seafood, pasta, and salumi.