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Fontanafreddo Vigna la Villa Paiagallo Barolo 1998

Member Review by EMark:

A wine that doesn’t smack you in the face with a single dimension. Very tame fruit—much like raisins without the sweetness. Earthiness that suggests a rustic wine. Still firm tannin but supported by excellent acid. I’m glad I have another bottle, and it can wait another decade for me.

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Region: Italy » Piemonte » Barolo » Paiagallo

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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

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Snooth User: EMark
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12/24/2015

A wine that doesn’t smack you in the face with a single dimension. Very tame fruit—much like raisins without the sweetness. Earthiness that suggests a rustic wine. Still firm tannin but supported by excellent acid. I’m glad I have another bottle, and it can wait another decade for me.



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