Vigna "La Rosa" Barolo DOCG

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Vigna "La Rosa" Barolo DOCG
Grape Varieties100% Nebbiolo
AppellationBarolo DOCG
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  • 96 Points
    Wine Review Online September 2012
DescriptionSince 1878, Fontanafredda, located in the heart of the Langhe region, has been a true institution in Piedmont, a benchmark for authentically-styled Barolo and Barbera wines that deftly balance intense aromas and deep concentration of fruit with outstanding finesse and elegance. This style is fully in line with chief winemaker Danilo Drocco's philosophy that "Barolo should reveal itself little by little, rather than all at once." The story of Fontanafredda is a noble one. It began in 1858, when Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy, purchased the estate (a former hunting preserve) in order to produce fine Barolo for his personal use. Today, Fontanafredda is the single largest contiguous estate in Piedmont with over 305 acres of land, including 210 acres of vineyards in the Serralunga, Barolo and Diano d Alba communes. Fontanafredda enjoys unrivalled access to many of Piedmont's greatest vineyard sites. All estate vineyards are farmed without the use of chemicals, and the property is home to a bio-natural reserve, a safe and sustainable refuge for a wide array of local flora and fauna.
VinificationVines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,600 plants/ha. Following hand harvest in mid-October, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed.
ColorRuby-red with garnet highlights
NoseCear-cut overtones of withered roses, violets, tobacco, underbrush, spices, and a slight touch of vanilla.
PalateDense, closely-woven tannins start out smooth, almost velvety, and then explode in the palate with fruit.
AnalysisAlcohol: 14 %pH: 3.54RS: 2TA: 5.92
Bottle size
750 ml, 1.5 L, 3.0 L
Serving SuggestionsIt is excellent served with flavorful meat dishes and mature cheeses.