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Barolo Riserva Fontanafredda 93 Vm/91js 2007

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"Fontanafredda's 2007 Barolo Riserva is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Today it is rich, explosive and powerful to the core. Layers of dark red/black fruit, smoke, iron, tar and licorice blossom in the glass. More exotic hints of white pepper and orange peel add an attractive upper register on the finish. The vintage has softened some of the contours, but the 2007 is less open than most wines in this vintage. The Riserva is made from various parcels within Fontanafredda. Winemaker Danilo Drocco aged the 2007 Riserva in combination of small French oak barrels and larger casks...93+" Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media "The pureness of fruit with plums and berries is very impressive with hints of fresh oak. Full-bodied and very fruity Đ almost turning to strawberry jam. A little simple now but will develop beautifully in the bottle. Shows the rich and ripe fruit character of the 2007 vintage...91" JS 12/13

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Winery: Fontanafredda
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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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

"Fontanafredda's 2007 Barolo Riserva is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Today it is rich, explosive and powerful to the core. Layers of dark red/black fruit, smoke, iron, tar and licorice blossom in the glass. More exotic hints of white pepper and orange peel add an attractive upper register on the finish. The vintage has softened some of the contours, but the 2007 is less open than most wines in this vintage. The Riserva is made from various parcels within Fontanafredda. Winemaker Danilo Drocco aged the 2007 Riserva in combination of small French oak barrels and larger casks...93+" Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media "The pureness of fruit with plums and berries is very impressive with hints of fresh oak. Full-bodied and very fruity Đ almost turning to strawberry jam. A little simple now but will develop beautifully in the bottle. Shows the rich and ripe fruit character of the 2007 vintage...91" JS 12/13

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