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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  • Dolcetto

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

  • Arneis

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

  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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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  • I'm kind of glad this one came back to life as I was checking in for the ... ... Cavallotto uses rotos, Fontanafredda stores in barrique the first year; both are otherwise pretty traditional.  Fact is, almost everyone has some small barrels (not always barrique) because they need smaller containers for topping up the big ones.  Large glass ca... Read More

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