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Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera
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Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2018

Piedmont, ItalyDon't let the price tag fool you. Far from a modest Barbera, this is quite a serious wine. And, no doubt, it benefits from the very good quality of the 2018 vintage in Piemonte. It's driven by sappy cherry fruit, with secondary notes of walnut and spice. It's not overly complex, but it doesn't need to be when the fruit is this pure and precise. If you're a fan of Cru Beaujolais, you'll want to pick this up. It could be the best value wine I've tasted this year.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices: BC 15.99 select private retailers AB 17.95 select private retailers MB 16.99 select private retailers NS 18.99 NSLC NF 16.95 NLLC Producer: FontanafreddaDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: BarberaCSPC: 898718UPC: 8000174004127