Fontana Fredda Barolo la Villa 1974

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Another very evolved nose at first with beef broth, leather and sandy soil tones dominating the nose. With time some dark notes emerge; a bit of candied strawberry fruit, porcini notes and maybe a touch of chalk. Round if a touch soft in the mouth with a good, old school austerity keeping this feeling fresh. Really a lovely little wine with a bit of a gritty feel to it and a short finish which highlights the spicy red plum fruit which is a bit simple.

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Region: Italy » Piedmont
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

Editorial Reviews for Fontana Fredda Barolo la Villa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,749
3.50 5
09/22/2008

Another very evolved nose at first with beef broth, leather and sandy soil tones dominating the nose. With time some dark notes emerge; a bit of candied strawberry fruit, porcini notes and maybe a touch of chalk. Round if a touch soft in the mouth with a good, old school austerity keeping this feeling fresh. Really a lovely little wine with a bit of a gritty feel to it and a short finish which highlights the spicy red plum fruit which is a bit simple.




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