Fontanafredda Barolo Proprieta 2016
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"Since 1858, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery has been instrumental to the growth and international awareness of Barolo, while championing sustainability and community engagement in the Langhe region of Piedmont. Under the lead of visionary entrepreneur, Oscar Farinetti, Fontanafredda has built a portfolio of wines that express the depth and diversity of the Langhe, produced from grapes that are farmed from organic and sustainably managed vineyards. Since the 2018 harvest, Fontanafredda is the largest certified organic winery in Piedmont. MGA Fontanafredda is a single-vineyard within the greater cru site of the Fontanafredda estate, itself demarcated as an MGA. As Fontanafredda is the only producer to farm this vineyard, this makes the wine a “monopole.” The vineyard is roughly 15ha and surrounds the historic cellars of the estate. It rests on ancient Helvetian and Tortonian soils, now covered with clayey mars and sand. Receiving South and South-West, at a vineyard altitude of 250-310m asl. Vines are guyot trained with plant density of 4,000-5,000 plants/ha. Notes of red berry fruits and violets with tight, but silky tannins. The finish of red fruit is long and persistent. Ideal with hearty stews and big red meat dishes. It's also delicious on its own, for after dinner." -Supplier notes