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

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Overview

Classification: Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

An upfront palate of subtle fruit sweetness and lingering dried fruit is balanced by good acid, a dry and soft tannin finish and great length.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Expert Reviews

The 2005 Barolo La Rosa is a graceful, floral wine laced with perfumed red fruit, roses, sweet spices and minerals. The La Rosa possesses gorgeous textural richness in a soft, approachable style, with a long, refined finish that rounds things out. Today the wine comes across as quite primary, but with some additional time in bottle it should develop additional tertiary nuance. The tannins gain on the finish in this deceptively medium- bodied Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022. Rating 91 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate #185 (OCT/2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietal

100% Nebbiolo.

Colour

Soft brick red in colour.

Aroma

The ‘La Rosa’ offers up a bouquet of blackcurrent, cinnamon, sandalwood, spice and floral notes.

Palate

An upfront palate of subtle fruit sweetness and lingering dried fruit is balanced by good acid, a dry and soft tannin finish and great length.

Vintage Condition

A classic and stress vintage that matched almost perfectly the blueprint for an ideal vintage. A large crop required bunch thinning but a moderate and consistent summer was followed by perfect autumn conditions – dry and temperate. A suitably incident-free harvest followed.

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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