Fontanafredda

017 361 3161 Via Alba, 15
Serralunga d'Alba, 12050
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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. – Description from JelaDragoljevic

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  • Arneis

    The first records of Arneis plantings in Piedmont go back to the 1400s in the Roero area. Today, many call Arneis the...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Fontanafredda Mirafiore Barolo 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Light cherry, moist earth and a hint of mushroom on the nose, lightly floral with notes of clay. Tart, cranberry and red currant fruit with a hint of baking spice, plenty of drying tannins and a smoky tar towards the finish that tails off nicely leaving an earthy, chewy, oaky memory. Read More

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  • Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year.  With three drinking ... his birthday, and the 1998 Fontanafredda Paiagallo. If I nominated a third wine, it would probably be the Canatlupo Ghemme.  So, yeah, all Nebbiolo from Piemonte. My wine experience of the year would be the trip I took to Paso in August when I met with Steve Peck at J. L... Read More

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on ...;Fontanafredda 1985 Barbaresco   |  1 in stock  |  $89.99 Giacosa, Bruno 1987 Barbaresco Gallina di Neive  |  1 in stock  |  $249.99 Giordano, Giovanni 1982 Barbaresco Cavana 1.5 L  |  1 in stock  |  $99.99 Grasso, Fratelli 1989 Barbaresco   |  1 in stock  |  $69.... Read More

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  • So I can't open mine till everyone gets theirs, right?  This is going ... so great when that '98 Fontanafredda Paiagallo landed.  It was perfect for what I wanted to put together for Lucha/Marty.I guess there's BPWines or Benchmark or Winebid. Read More

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  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I expected. 2/3 of you already know who your Santa was. That should make the guessing easier for the 4 still left guessing.What did you get?JD -  2011 Damilano Barolo Brunate - from FoxalllRBA - 2008 Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - from vinOvinOVV ... Read More

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  • Yet another example of how Italian wines--even Baroli--can provide relatively ... ... Einaudi, Franco-Fiorina, Fontanafredda Riserva Speciale, Marcarini Brunate, Marchesi di Barolo, Bartolo Mascarello, Oddero, Prunotto, Francesco Rinaldi, and Vietti. Dinner, including food, wine, service, and tax, is $400.Meanwhile, you will find below a selec... Read More

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  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ...;Fontanafredda 1988 Barolo 3 L  |  1 in stock  |  $349.99 Fontanafredda 1989 Barolo 3 L  |  1 in stock  |  $399.99 Giacosa Fratelli 1985 Barbaresco Roccalini 1.5 L  |  1 in stock  |  $189.99 Giacosa, Romualdo 1974 Barbaresco 3.78 L  |  1 in stock  |  $374.99 Nada,... Read More

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  • I'm saving that Fontanafredda for a dinner with some wine friends, Michelle Armour and Tina Caputo, who want to understand more about Italian wine.  The meal I have planned is a short rib lasagna.  That wine wants meats, braised especially, and probably isn't the ideal mate for acidic tomato sauces, but good on you for opening it.  I worry about... Read More

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  • Fontanafreddo Vigna la Villa Paiagallo Barolo 1998

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    A wine that doesnt smack you in the face with a single dimension. Very tame fruitmuch like raisins without the sweetness. Earthiness that suggests a rustic wine. Still firm tannin but supported by excellent acid. Im glad I have another bottle, and it can wait another decade for me. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Okay, so I have been away, but I am really excited about those Fenocchio Bussia ... I've got that '98 Fontanafredda Paiagallo, '00 Aldo Conterno Granbussia, and a hodgepodge of '04-'06-'07 Barolos.  But I did go long on '10s and I also agree that the '11s will probably drink better early. Speaking of Barbarescos, I asked Jamie and Chambers will... Read More

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