Fontanafredda Langhe DOC Arneis 2009 (6 x 750mL), Piedmont, Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Langhe DOC

The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured pears, hawthorn and acacia honey. The palate is delicate with white fleshed stone fruit and mineral acidity, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Expert Reviews

Pear, honeysuckle, nuts and little floral perfume. It has good flavour and balanced acidity with an attractive roughing up of the texture courtesy of a little phenolic grip. Length is good and the finish is clean, if not crisp. Great food style and excellent value. Rating 91- Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (27/JUL/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

Arneis 100%. Arneis is a white Italian wine grape variety originating from Piedmont, Italy. Arneis (literally: little rascal, in Piedmontese) is so called because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. It is a crisp and floral varietal, and has been grown for centuries in the region. The white wines made from the Arneis grape tend to be dry and full body with notes of pears and apricots.

Colour

The colour is intense straw yellow with greenish highlights.

Aroma

The bouquet is reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured pears, hawthorn and acacia honey.

Palate

The palate is delicate with white fleshed stone fruit and mineral acidity, giving the wine freshness and a long lasting aftertaste.

Winemaking Note

50% of the grapes are de-stemmed and submitted to a cold maceration for 24 hours at 10 °C. The residual 50% of the grapes are put directly into the presses prior to crushing. Juice from the first, gentle pressing is fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperature of 18-20°C. Aged on lees in stainless steel for 5 months at 5°C to prevent malolactic fermentation.

Vintage Condition

Heavy winter snowfalls and spring rains restored moisture and balance in the soils, which was vital during the warm and dry summer. A trouble free and consistent Autumn ripened the fruit perfectly before harvest, resulting in a ripe & full bodied vintage.

Vintage
2009
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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 is highlighted by 3 single vineyard Barolo’s – La Rosa, La Delizia and La Villa.

VINEYARDS

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.

WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

Fontanafredda produce a diverse range of sparkling wines and traditional Piedmont table wine varieties. Winemaking techniques include modern and traditional with the single vineyard Barolo finish fermentation and start maturation in 4000 litre French oak barrels before being transferred to the traditional huge and ancient Slovenian oak vats.

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