Wine Fontanafredda, "Serralunga d'Alba" Barolo DOCG, 2012
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Wine garnet-red color with ruby highlights that with age becomes slightly orange tone.
Taste wine, dry, full-bodied, balanced, with a soft texture and a very long finish.
Clear, intense aroma of the wine is filled with notes of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush.
Wine matches perfectly with red meat, cheeses, it also will be a wonderful afternoon digestif.
The central line of wines "The Stripes" ("bands") with characteristic striped labels Fontanafredda was conceived to cover the widest range of wines from Piedmont. The line includes mainly monosortovye wines from harvest to specific municipal names or specific vineyards.
Included in the line wine Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2009 - a little story in a bottle of Barolo. This delicious wine thanks to the excellent Nebbiolo grape variety grown in vineyards in one of the oldest towns of Barolo - Serralunga d'Alba, has a special character, depth and richness. Terroir vineyard with unique soils Miocene period with a high content of limestone, gray marl and sand, southern and south-western areas of exposure plays a special role in the cultivation of Nebbiolo. Grapes if absorbs the richness of the soil and sunlight. Not least in the creation of wine is given and methods of its exposure. In the first year of Barolo is aged in French oak barriques of Allier, then two years the wine is aged in French oak barrels large volume of 2,000 liters. After bottling followed by an additional period of maturation in the bottle, the length of which depends on the characteristics of the wine, but at least 12 months. Wine reaches its peak in 6-8 years after the harvest and will enjoy at least another 10 years.
An estate with a beautiful name Fontanafredda, means "cold fountain" is an unusually romantic story of its origin. This is a story of love Italian King Victor Emmanuel II and the Duchess of Roses Mirafiori, who was born the daughter of a soldier. Seeing a young fourteen beautiful, king loved her for many years, and after the death of a spouse or did Contessa Rosa di Mirafiori and Fontanafredda and his wife. Despite the marriage, children Roses could not claim the throne and themselves had to worry about his future. One of the wonderful gifts of his beloved king was hunting reserve Serralunga d'Alba. After the death of the Duchess of his inherited her son - Duke Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiori. Despite all its splendor, the reserve could hardly feed the son of the monarch, so in 1878 he founded the winery and it becomes a real king ... Italian wines.
Currently, the estate covers more than 70 acres of beautiful land in Piedmont. The vineyards of the estate are located in the territories of the communes of Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba and Diano d'Alba. On most of the grape fields (40 ha) is grown Nebbiolo grapes, and the rest of the equally grow Chardonnay, Moscato, Barbera and Dolcetto. In 1931 Fontanafredda became the property of one of the oldest banks in Italy - Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Monte dei Paschi).
Today Fontanafredda is a co-owner Oscar Farinetti - famous Italian businessman and founder of the "slow food". The company is one of the largest wineries and produces more than 4 million. Bottles of sparkling wine and 2.5 million. Bottles of "quiet" wines. Produced wines are part of its own raw materials, and partly - from raw materials farmers with small vineyards and long-term contracts with Fontanafredda. Thus, Fontanafredda produce a wide range of worthy Piedmontese wines that fit perfectly in the wine lists of the best restaurants and has consistently receive high marks wine critics. The world-renowned Robert Parker calls Fontanafredda "one of the great names of wine of Piedmont."