Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe and has a winemaking history dating back to 1878. A truly unique estate that is a joy to visit, including a Michelin star restaurant, hotel and truffle forest, Fontanafredda is a joy to visit. The estate stretches over 250 acres of hilly terrain in the villages of Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo and Diano d’Alba in the centre of Piedmont. The vineyards lie on mostly evenly-contoured hillsides and rounded ridges at an altitude of between 200 – 400 metres.
Finely tuned on the nose, which suggests citrus, fresh herbs, rose stems and dried nutmeg. Medium-bodied on the palate, which is very subtle in its delivery of citrus and berries. Fine tannins. Drink from 2021. Rating: 93 Points; James Suckling
Strawberry and raspberry, rosy perfume, some mint and mushroom. It’s medium-bodied, fresh and a little juicy, some exotic spice and liquorice root, in with a more rusty/savoury flavour and feel. Tannin is fine and almost brick dust powdery, and the finish is bright, dry and quite long. Has an under-stated kind of charm. It’s quite approachable now, but will develop nicely over the medium-term. Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $80; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2028+; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Classic, ripe Barolo of elegant floral and potpourri aromas, blood orange acidity, and juicy red cherry fruit enhanced by smoky, incense and dark liquorice notes. 100% Nebbiolo; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: Gold Medal & 96 Points; Decanter Wine Awards 2019
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