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Barolo Vigna la Rosa Fontanafredda 91js 1998

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'One of the Barolos that first indicated much-improved winemaking and viticulture for Fontanafredda. Still shows a lovely cherry and blackberry on the nose. Some tar, too. Fine tannins and medium-bodied. Drink now...91" JS 6/2014

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  • 1998

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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

'One of the Barolos that first indicated much-improved winemaking and viticulture for Fontanafredda. Still shows a lovely cherry and blackberry on the nose. Some tar, too. Fine tannins and medium-bodied. Drink now...91" JS 6/2014

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