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  • Fontanafredda Nebbiolo Langhe Ebbio

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo Langhe Ebbio

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Product Description

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo is made from Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont. Bright red colour which in time veers towards garnet-red with deep orange hues. Enticing perfumes of withered roses and geraniums. Warm, soft, richly-textured with velvety, well-balanced and lingering flavours.

  • Brand: Fontanafredda
  • Description: Dry Red
  • Vintages Available: 2015
  • Country, Region: Italy, Piedmont
  • Appellation: DOC
  • Ratings: Wine Enthusiast: 89/100



About the Producer

Fontanafredda was born in the heart of wine-growing Piedmont, on the hills of the Langhe: chronicles of the time relate that “by order of 17 June 1858″ an area of approximately 54 hectares – part of the property of Roggeri Giacomo, in Serralunga d’Alba - was registered under the private estate of Vittorio Emanuele II King of Sardinia.

The king, who had fallen hopelessly in love with Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La Bela Rusin”, a commoner and daughter of a drum major at his majesty’s service, gave the entire parcel of land to her, making her Countess of Mirafiori and Fontanfredda a year later.

The history of Fontanafredda had begun, but it did not start operating as a business venture until twenty years later, in 1878, thanks to the farsightedness of Emanuele Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, son of the king and Bela Rusin, a noble entrepreneur who devoted his life to wine with a very modern approach. The estate’s noble past is still evident at Fontanafredda today in the hunting lodge, hamlet, extensive cellars and vineyards.

In 2008 Fontanafredda was purchased by two businessmen, Oscar Farinetti and Luca Baffigo, respectively Chairman and Director of Eataly, a Piedmontese group operating in the sector of high quality Italian food. Today Fontanafredda - while continuing to stand out as a point of reference for Piedmontese tradition and high quality wines - has also become responsible for the sales and distribution on international markets of wines and food from twenty companies, all sharing in the same production ethics and driven by the same loyalty to their territory and traditions.


Grapes

100% Nebbiolo


Vineyard

The vineyards are located on the hills of the Langhe. The vineyards lie on calcareous marl-rich soil, with a density of 4,200 plants/ha. The grapes are harvested during the first decade of October.


Vinification

The fermentation takes place in a traditional way, with a 7-8 day floating cap fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (28° C).


Ageing

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo is aged in wood for at least 8 months and then in the bottle for 2-3 months. It will usually reach its peak within 3-4 years after the harvest, but this period can vary considerably depending on the vintage.


Tasting Notes

The colour is bright red becoming garnet-red with deep orange hues as the wine ages. Also, as ageing progresses, the nose shows ever increasing traces of withered flowers, such as roses and, above-all, geraniums. Its warm, soft, richly-textured flavour is generous, velvety and well-balanced, with a lingering finish.


Analysis

13.5% alcohol vol.


Food Suggestions

Ideal with flavoursome pasta dishes, meats and medium-ripe cheeses.

Serving temperature: 15-16°C.


Cellar

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo is at its best for 3-4 years following the harvest.

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