Fontanafredda - Barolo Serralunga D' Alba 2010 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
In the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating back to ancient times and a winery that can boast 155 years of history, made up of work, passion, respect for the land and culture of taste; a history which continues to be made today, along the path set for so many years, towards other new important goals.
The estate’s noble pastis still evident at Fontanafredda today in the hunting lodge, hamlet, extensive cellars and vineyards, but it continues to innovate and experiment, perfecting what nature and history have handed down.
This is why, in the Langhe, where the landscape is marked by the vines and wines that have linked generations down the years, Fontanafredda continues to stand out as a point of reference: the expression of a wine culture that stems from the land and the vineyard, and matures through the work and creativity of men.
The vineyards of Fontanafredda lie on mostly evenly-contoured, rounded hillsides at altitudes between 200 and 400 metres, in the municipal areas of Serralunga d’Alba, Diano d’Alba, Barolo and Murisengo: in all, 85 hectares, planted mostly with the traditional Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato grape varieties.
The composition of the mainly calcareous soil can change within the space of a few dozen meters, sometimes looser, containing as much as almost 50% sand, and sometimes firmer, with a higher content of silt and, above-all, clay.
Though temperature patterns during the year are typical of a continental climate, with rainfall concentrated in spring and autumn, conditions can vary considerably and this is what can make each vintage so extraordinarily diverse.
At Fontanafredda, beneath high brick vaulted ceilings, the oak casks and steel vats housed in the majestic nineteenth-century cellars accommodate the noble red wines for their ageing, while newer buildings are equipped with all the technology that is essential today to bring out the best in the characteristics of the white and sparkling wines.
This skilful procedure prioritises the safeguarding of values such as identity and origin and allows the two souls of Fontanafredda still and sparkling wines to coexist harmoniously.
A blend of tradition and innovation, of experience and technical progress, with which the fascinating personality of Fontanafredda’s wines is renewed with each vintage.
|Ageing and Fining||one year in barriques from Allier and two year in oak casks still from Allier (2000 lt). After a soft clarification, the wine is bottled for a further period of maturation in the bottle, the lenght depends from the characteristics of the vintages, but never less than 12 months.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Is garnet-red with ruby highlights that take on a slightly orange tone over time|
|Aroma||The taste is dry, but soft, full-bodied, velvety and wellbalanced, and is very long-lasting.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||It has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Nebbiolo 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Stew|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|