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Pradalupo Roero Arneis
Grape Varieties100% Arneis
- 87 Points
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.
Vinification50% of grapes destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for 24 hours. The other 50% directly go into presses prior to crushing.
NoseExotic fruits, mature pears, hawthorn and acacia honey on the nose.
PalateWarm, velvety, and with balanced acidity. Fresh and lingering.
Serving SuggestionsExcellent as an aperitif, great for starters and fish and shellfish dishes.