This is tight and high-pitched, with bracing tannins locked around the cherry, eucalyptus, leather and juniper notes. Should make an elegant if sinewy Barolo in due time. Tobacco and iron details infuse the finish. Best from 2019 through 2034.
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Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG- Silver Label
Grape Varieties100% Nebbiolo
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 4,500 plants/ha. Following hand harvest in mid-October, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. The crushed grapes are warmed to around 89-91°F, and the process of pumping the juice over the cap of skins begins immediately.
ColorRuby-red with garnet highlights
NoseClean, full and intense, with the wine’s typical traces of withered flowers, dry leaves and underbrush.
PalateA robust, well-bodied wine packed with structure and capable of withstanding the test of time. The acidity is nicely balanced with the tannins, giving a sense of freshness that prolongs the finish.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.50RS: 1.4 g/LTA: 6.01 g/L
Serving SuggestionsIdeal with rich red meats, varying according to the wine and vintage, and medium and mature cheeses. Also lovely as an after-dinner wine.