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Fontanafredda Barolo 2019

Serralunga, Cuneo, Piedmont, ItalyFontanafredda is known to be the largest volume producer in Barolo. Still, in reality, they produce much less wine if only because it is Barolo, and Barolo is a small region with minimal production. That said, Fontanafredda is a well-known name in Canada with a long sales history. The 2019 platinum label sticks to the program, delivering well-made, authentic Barolo that is easy on the pocketbook. It's a bit brighter and more aromatic than 2018, pitching red fruits (cherries and currants) mixed with earthy floral undertones streaked with classic leather and tar with firm but non-invasive tannins. Perfect for raw beef, pick your favourite recipe or maybe a rack of lamb. Affordable but without some complexity and appeal for the connoisseur.Tasted: 24 November 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$42.99750mlselect private retailers
MB$49.99750mlBanville and Jones
Producer: FontanafreddaDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: NebbioloCSPC: 20214UPC: 8000174200024