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

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Overview

Classification: Langhe DO, Piedmont

Perfumed aromas of red fruits and florals show through on the nose with complexity added by earthy tones.

The palate is medium bodied in weight and shows off all the strawberry and gamey flavours that are expected of a Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Chalky tannins and a structured acid line create balance and finish the wine perfectly.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Perfumed aromas of red fruits and florals show through on the nose with complexity added by earthy tones.

Palate

The palate is medium bodied in weight and shows off all the strawberry and gamey flavours that are expected of a Nebbilo from Piedmont. Chalky tannins and a structured acid line create balance and finish the wine perfectly.

Winemaking

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.Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 days at a temperature of 23-25°C. Pumped over regularly in order to optimise the extraction of the tannins and colour. Aged partly in new Allier oak barrels and partly in large Slavonian oak casks for around five months.

Vintage
2009
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Nebbiolo
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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