Fontanafredda `La Villa` Barolo DOCG 2005 (6 x 750mL), Piedmont, Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

The violet floral notes, star anise and dark liquorice that burst through on the nose continue onto this Barolos extremely attractive palate. Some upfront fruit sweetness is balanced by good acid line and a fine tannin finish.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Expert Reviews

The 2005 Barolo La Villa is a decidedly darker, firmer wine packed with black cherries, French oak, new leather, tar, menthol, licorice and spices. Here the tannins clamp down on the authoritative finish with notable force. Patience is required, but this, too, is shaping up to be a strong effort from Fontanafredda. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. Rating 91 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #185 (OCT/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

100% Nebbiolo

Aroma/Palate

The ‘La Villa’ is every bit as complex and impressive as you would expect from Fontanafredda’s premium range.The violet floral notes, star anise and dark liquorice that burst through on the nose continue onto this Barolos extremely attractive palate. Some upfront fruit sweetness is balanced by good acid line and a fine tannin finish. An all round top wine with great cellaring potential.

Cellaring Potential

2012 - 2025.

Vintage
2005
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Nebbiolo
Closure Type
Cork 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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