Fontanafredda `Briccotondo` Piedmont DOC Barbera 2009 (6 x 750mL), Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Piemonte Barbera DOC

Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that merges with the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides a long, tasty finish.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Expert Reviews

Pepper, black fruit, violet, leather and some vanilla oak. It’s a nippy little fellow with bright fruit – strawberry and black cherry – and a sort of coffee flavour too. Tannins are dry and food friendly and there’s a crisp acid nip on the finish. Good stuff. Rating 90 - Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The nose is packed with black fruit, blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon.

Palate

Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that merges with the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides a long, tasty finish.

Food Matching

An ideal match with fresh/cured meat and medium-aged cheeses.

Vintage Condition

Heavy winter snowfalls and spring rains restored moisture and balance in the soils, which was vital during the warm and dry summer. A trouble free and consistent Autumn allowed the fruit to ripen perfectly before harvest, resulting in a ripe and full bodied vintage.

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
2009
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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