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Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2016

$54

This red is aromatic, offering red berry, tobacco, iron and eucalyptus notes before quickly firming up. It's elegant, and will need two to three years of cellaring to absorb its dense, dry tannins. Best from 2023 through 2040. 17,000 cases made, 5,100 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Feb 28, 2021

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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$54

Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2016

This red is aromatic, offering red berry, tobacco, iron and eucalyptus notes before quickly firming up. It's elegant, and will need two to three years of cellaring to absorb its dense, dry tannins. Best from 2023 through 2040. 17,000 cases made, 5,100 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Feb 28, 2021

Summary

Grape

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.

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Region

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