Solerose Rosé, Langhe DOC

Fontanafredda

APPELLATION

Piedmont

WINEMAKERS

Giorgio Lavagna
Technical Director

BACKGROUND

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 three varieties are harvested in different periods, when the grapes are rich in acidity and fruity aromas. The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and sent to fermentation tanks, where a cold maceration occurs at a temperature of 10° C 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. Therefore, the must is left to ferment at a maximum temperature of 18° C. After the fermentation of the three wines, the assembly
is carried out.

AGING

The wine is left on lees for a period of three months at a tempteraure of 5◦C to inhibit malolactic fermentation. The bottling is done in late winter. The rose wine should be consumed within two years.

TASTING NOTES

As soon as the wine is bottled, its colour is powder pink; with time it can take slightly coppery reflections. The flavours are fruity with notes of raspberry, blueberry and ripe strawberries. In the mouth the wine is fresh, soft and savory. Excellent as aspertif, with seafood, pasta, and salumi.

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