Fontanafredda Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 2008 (6 x 750mL), Piedmont, Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Langhe DOC

The wine shows pleasant fragrance in its youth, intense aromas of rose and genranium. The palate is warm, soft full velvety and harmonious with good persistence.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Expert Reviews

New leather, cherry and red fruits with a touch of herb. It’s medium bodied, crisp and fresh with good flavour and a light tannic impact – not too much, but there…Drinks well and offers a good taste of the region and variety at a pretty keen price. Rating 90 - Gary Walsh, Winefront (12/DEC/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

Nebbiolo 100%

Colour

Garnet colour with orange highlight.

Aroma

The wine shows pleasant fragrance in its youth, intense aromas of rose and genranium.

Palate

The palate is warm, soft full velvety and harmonious with good persistence.

Food Matching

An ideal match with pasta dishes, meat, aged cheeses.

Winemaking Note

A combination of modern and traditional techniques., beginning with a 9-10 day floating cap fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (28 °C). Ageing in barriques (oak from Allier) for 12 months followed by a period of 6 - 7 months in the bottle.

Vintage Condition

The rain that fell across much of Europe in late summer was much less of an issue for Nebbiolo. A dry, warm Autumn suited the late ripening variety perfectly and winemakers were able to allow the vineyards to fully dry out and the grapes to ripen. Low yields were crucial in this late vintage but rewarded disciplined wineries with classic wines of great depth.

Langhe DOC

Approved in 1994, this important doc zone covers a majority of the province of Cuneo around alba in northwestern Italy's piedmont region. Much of its area overlaps other demarcated areas, such as Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, and Roero DOC. Langhe DOC winemaking rules are less restrictive than those for the Barolo and Barbaresco DOCG wines. Unlike these DOCGs, Langhe can blend other approved grapes with Nebbiolo. Producers are also allowed to use non-native grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. These relaxed rules are allowing area winemakers to be inventive, and some wines produced in the Langhe DOC are gaining a reputation as the Piedmont's equivalent to the super Tuscans of Tuscany.

Vintage
2008
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Nebbiolo
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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