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Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2018

$56

This is a lovely expression of cherry, rose and mineral flavors, with freshness and purity. Shows a solid underpinning of dense yet refined tannins. Long finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 17,000 cases made, 5,100 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

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Dec 15, 2022

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Wine #78 of 2022

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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$56

Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba 2018

This is a lovely expression of cherry, rose and mineral flavors, with freshness and purity. Shows a solid underpinning of dense yet refined tannins. Long finish. Best from 2025 through 2042. 17,000 cases made, 5,100 cases imported.

Details

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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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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