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Fontanafredda Barbera D’Alba - Silver Label
Grape Varieties100% Barbera
DescriptionThe 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 Piedmonts 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.The wines of Fontanafreddas historical Silver Label are those that have helped make the brand famous in Italy and the world. Vineyards located in the traditional DOC and DOCG production areas of Piedmont, together with consistent quality achieved by vinifying grapes grown in vineyards positioned in different soils and with different climatic conditions together are the characterizing elements that have made this line emblematic of Fontanafredda.
VinificationVines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,400 plants/ha. Following hand harvest at the end of September, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed.
ColorRuby-red when young, tending to garnet with the time
NoseIntense, characteristically flowery and fruity bouquet
PalateA full persistent taste which is nicely dry and velvety. Very enjoyable one-two years after the harvest, its character and personality rounds off by further ageing in the bottle.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.57RS: 1.4 g/LTA: 5.87 g/L
Serving SuggestionsIdeal with rich flavorsome first courses, meats and cheeses.