Silver Label Barolo DOCG

Silver Label Barolo DOCG

  • Barolo DOCG, 
  • Piedmont, 
  • italy

Latest Awards

  • 96 points Jeb Dunnuck , May 2024
  • 91 points Wine Spectator , March 2024

Since 1858, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery has been instrumental to the growth and international awareness of Barolo, while championing sustainability and community engagement in the Langhe region of Piedmont. Under the lead of visionary entrepreneur, Oscar Farinetti, Fontanafredda has built a portfolio of wines that express the depth and diversity of the Langhe, produced from grapes that are farmed from organic and sustainably managed vineyards. Since the 2018 harvest, Fontanafredda is the largest certified organic winery in Piedmont.


The 250-acre Fontanafredda property in Serralunga d’Alba, a cru site of Barolo, is the single largest contiguous wine estate in the Langhe and includes 247 acres of vineyards, 30 acres of woodland and 10 acres on which the cellars and village buildings lie. Owned vineyards are in the municipalities of Serralunga d’Alba, Diano d’Alba, Barolo, Dogliani, Farigliano, Alba, Rodello, and Murinsengo, at altitudes between 200 - 400m. This wine a blend of grapes from all 11 communes in the Barolo zone, as traditionally all Barolo had been made. There are two main soil types that cover Barolo: Tortonian in the western region that is heavy in clay and magnesium deposits. Wines grown in this soil tends to be more fragrant, elegant and soft, but with notable richness. In eastern Barolo, the chalky, limestone and mineral rich Helvetian soil produces wines of deeper color, body and tannic structure, making for long-lived wines.

Winemaking & Aging

Fermentation is carried out for an average of 15 days in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature (86-88°F) with frequent pumping over of the must. Maceration for several days following to optimize phenolic extraction and help start malolactic fermentation. Aged at least 2 years in large Slovanian and French oak casks, then bottled aged for a minimum of 8 months.

Tasting Notes

Clean, full and intense nose, with typical traces of withered flowers, dry leaves and underbrush. Robust and well-bodied, with acidity and firm tannins that give a sense of freshness that prolongs the finish.


Ripe medium ruby in color, the 2019 Barolo Fontanafredda is a blend of Villa Bianca, San Pietro, La Rossa, and Galletto. It takes on more concentration and remains pure with cherry liqueur, sweet blood orange, fresh leather, and rosemary. Medium-bodied, it has more richness and structure, with ripe tannins and a long finish. It will benefit from several more years of aging and is going to be a classically styled Barolo. Drink 2027-2047. -A.F.

Jeb Dunnuck - May 2024


A firmly structured red graced by cherry, berry, floral and menthol flavors. Linear, showing good balance overall, with dusty tannins lining the finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 33,300 cases made, 3,750 cases imported. -B.S.

Wine Spectator - March 2024


Plums and spice with hints of flowers. Medium-bodied with round tannins and a fresh finish. Delicate and polished. Drink or hold. -J.S.

James Suckling - July 2023


Barolo DOCG

grape varieties

100% Nebbiolo



technical details
  • ABV: 14%
  • Closure: Cork

Giorgio Lavagna Technical Director


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