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Fontanafredda Barolo 2018

Serralunga, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyThe platinum label reflects the Fontannafreda tradition built across 160 years of history. The Nebbiolo used to produce this Barolo is grown in the Alba area of Langhe over clay-limestone marl soils. The fermentation is traditional, lasting 15 days with frequent pumpovers before ageing 24 months in large Slavonian and French oak casks before spending 8 months in bottle at the winery. It's quite a traditional tarry style with savoury dried herbs mingling with leather, spice, and light red fruit. Firm and dry with moderately spicy tannins, it needs food to match now, or another year or two to mature.Tasted: 11 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$42.99750mlselect private retailers
MB$49.99750mlBanville and Jones
Producer: FontanafreddaDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 20214UPC: 8000174200024