Fontanafredda Papagena Barbera D'Alba Superiore 2008 (6 x 750mL), Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Barbera D'Alba DOC Superiore

The nose brimming with ripe fruit - especially plums and cherries - with hints of spices reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves, merging into a fine balance with toasted overtones of coffee and cocoa. The palate is ripe and full bodied with the fruit blending marvelously with soft tannins and acidity, before a long savory finish.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dark ruby-red, with purple highlights.

Aroma

The nose brimming with ripe fruit - especially plums and cherries - with hints of spices reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves, merging into a fine balance with toasted overtones of coffee and cocoa.

Palate

The palate is ripe and full bodied with the fruit blending marvelously with soft tannins and acidity, before a long savory finish.

Winemaking Note

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (30-32° C) with frequent pumping over of the must to optimize the extraction of tannins and colour. The maceration Lasts around 10 days. Maturation in French oak (Allier) and American oak for one year.

DOC & DOCG

Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) was the first Italian quality assurance label for wines in 1963, and in common with the French AOC, specifies the geographical area, permitted grape varieties and minimum alcohol level. It may also stipulate the production method, including minimum ageing.

Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines must meet all DOC requirements, must be bottled in the region of production, and are subject to a Ministry of Agriculture tasting. Each bottle will carry a numbered seal of approval.

Vintage
2008
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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