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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.

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Fontanafredda Barbaresco Coste Rubin

R 1,120.00

Barbaresco Coste Rubin is made of Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont. Rich bouquet of ripe plums, bilberries and violets with hints of liquorice, cinnamon and tobacco. Well-structured and intense on the...

Fontanafredda Barbera Briccotondo

R 295.00

Fontanafredda Barbera is made from Barbera grapes from Piedmont. Ruby-red with purple highlights in colour with blackberries and plums on the nose and a closely-woven texture where light spicy overtones...

Fontanafredda Barolo Platinum

R 1,120.00

Fontanafredda Barolo is made from Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont. Attractively shaded in colour with a bouquet that is clean, full, complex and intense, with hints of withered flowers, dry leaves...

Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

R 1,220.00

Fontanafredda Barolo is made from Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont. Bright garnet-red colour which in time takes on light orange hues. Intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and...

Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa

R 2,115.00

Barolo Vigna La Rosa is made from Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont. Delicate but intense nose with hints of withered roses, violets, tobacco, underbrush, spices, and a slight touch of vanilla....

Fontanafredda Dolcetto Briccotondo

R 405.00

Fontanafredda Dolcetto is made from Dolcetto grapes from Piedmont. Attractively ruby-red/violet in colour with a vinous, intense bouquet and attractive flavours of black cherry, liquorice, prune, black pepper and almonds....

Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi

R 370.00

Fontanafredda Gavi is made from Cortese grapes from Piedmont. Straw-yellow with greenish hues, it is rich with mineral overtones playing against a backdrop of fresh flowers and sappy fruit. To...

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo Langhe Ebbio

R 405.00

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,...