Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2010

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Auge: Schöne, rubinrote Robe mit violetten Reflexen; Nase: Aromen schwarzer Beeren, vorwiegend Pflaumen und Brombeeren, und leichte Noten von schwarzem Pfeffer und Zimt; Gaumen: Weiche und runde Tannine verschmelzen sich harmonisch mit den Fruchtaromen; Finale: Frisch, geschmackvoll und lang

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Fontanafredda:
Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating backto very ancient times which has always been a prime growing area for great wines, particularly rich, powerful reds. Ourvineyards lie on mostly evenly-contoured hillsides and rounded ridges at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres. The texture of the mainly calcareous soils can differ with in the space of just a... Read more
Fontanafredda is located in the heart of the Langhe, a world of hills dating backto very ancient times which has always been a prime growing area for great wines, particularly rich, powerful reds. Ourvineyards lie on mostly evenly-contoured hillsides and rounded ridges at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres. The texture of the mainly calcareous soils can differ with in the space of just a few dozen metres: at times loose, with a sand content approaching even 50 at others firmer, with a higher proportion of silt, and above-all clay. Read less

Member Reviews for Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo

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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
4.00 5
09/20/2013

raspberry, black cherry....very smooth with mouth watering acidity....


Snooth User: Grace Bettino
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3.50 5
12/23/2012

A nice smooth dry red


Snooth User: amina316
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4.00 5
10/06/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/27/2011

Bright dark plum hue, aromas of black plums, mushroom and chocolate; flavor notes of bright blueberry pie, and black raspberry framed by cinnamon and oak. Opens up with time in the glass to offer its glory as a lively, wonderful food wine.

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Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,438
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/03/2010

velvety smooth on the palette, a sort of medicinal cherry on the nose but not like nyquil paired with a little rustic quality. nice overall.


Snooth User: Mateo M
16499332
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/31/2010

Nice interplay between acidity and sweetness, with a firm tannic structure underlying the whole. Meshed with a beef roast AND cookies for desert, go figure. Its acidity was present and playful, but never ventured off the edge into an unpleasant grating acidity. Also, drank well right out of the bottle. 88/


Snooth User: Figaro85
4179155
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/04/2010

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Since 1878, Fontanafredda, located in the heart of the Langhe region, has been a true institution in Piedmont, a benchmark for authentically-styled Barolo and Barbera wines that deftly balance intense aromas and deep concentration of fruit with outstanding finesse and elegance. This style is fully in line with chief winemaker Danilo Drocco’s philosophy that “Barolo should reveal itself little by little, rather than all at once.” The story of Fontanafredda is a noble one. It began in 1858, when Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy, purchased the estate (a former hunting preserve) in order to produce fine Barolo for his personal use. Today, Fontanafredda is the single largest contiguous estate in Piedmont with over 305 acres of land, including 210 acres of vineyards in the Serralunga, Barolo and Diano d’ Alba communes. Fontanafredda enjoys unrivalled access to many of Piedmont’s greatest vineyard sites. All estate vineyards are farmed without the use of chemicals, and the property is home to a bio-natural reserve, a safe and sustainable refuge for a wide array of local flora and fauna. Production Area Grapes are grown in west and south-west hillside vineyards with calcareous sand-rich marly soils in Monferrato and Langhe. Grape Varieties 100% Barbera Vinification Vines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,600 plants/ha. Hand harvested in the end of September, beginning of October. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 days at a temperature of 73°-77°F. During this time, the must is pumped over the cap in order to optimize the extraction of the tannins and color. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the wine is racket into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation, which is completed by December. Color Ruby red with purple highlights Bouquet The nose is packed with black fruit, especially blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon. Taste Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that combines with great fruit character and crisp freshness, culminating in a long, tasty finish. Alcohol 13.5% Serving Suggestions A perfect match for starters, cured meats and a variety of fresh and mature cheeses


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
11/14/2013

Briccotondo Piemonte Barbera 2010 - Chicago Tribune/ Of major Italian red grapes, barbera rightfully claims to have the highest acidity, its great asset at table; enjoy that here with much dark red fruit flavor too.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Raspberry and blueberry aromas lead to a medium body, with delicious fruit and hints of vanilla and cream. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 08/27/2011

Auge: Intensive, rubinrote Robe in seiner Jugend, die mit den Jahren in ein Granatrot übergeht; Nase: Charakteristische und intensive Blumen- und Fruchtaromen mit leichten Edelholz-, Vanille- und Gewürznoten; Gaumen: Geschmackreich, mit schöner Präsenz, trocken, rund und samtig; Finale: Mit starker Persönlichkeit!


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 08/27/2011

Auge: Schöne, rubinrote Robe mit violetten Reflexen; Nase: Aromen schwarzer Beeren, vorwiegend Pflaumen und Brombeeren, und leichte Noten von schwarzem Pfeffer und Zimt; Gaumen: Weiche und runde Tannine verschmelzen sich harmonisch mit den Fruchtaromen; Finale: Frisch, geschmackvoll und lang


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

Bright and clean, with juicy raspberry flavor and vivid acidity, this is a simple, everyday kind of wine. Open it with a mushroom pizza.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 90Displays lovely plummy, chocolaty character. Full and silky smooth, this is packed with flavor. So delicious. Drink now.Wine Tasting NotesThis is a ruby-red wine with purple highlights. The nose is packed with black fruit, especially blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon. Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that merges with the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides a long, tasty finish.



Auge: Schöne, rubinrote Robe mit violetten Reflexen; Nase: Aromen schwarzer Beeren, vorwiegend Pflaumen und Brombeeren, und leichte Noten von schwarzem Pfeffer und Zimt; Gaumen: Weiche und runde Tannine verschmelzen sich harmonisch mit den Fruchtaromen; Finale: Frisch, geschmackvoll und lang

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