Today Fontanafredda counts about 122 hectares of lands, 84 of those are reserved to the vineyards that are spread among the most prestigious municipalities located in the area of Barolo: Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo and Diano d’Alba. The estate includes not only the historical cellars, but also the Villa Reale and a big natural reserve. The vineyards are various and the soil is treated with the controlled grassing technique, with no chemical fertilisers or herbicides.
The fermentation is carried out into submerged cap steel vats for 15 days.
One year into Allier durmast barrels and another year into 2.000-3.000 litres barrels. The wine is bottled for aging, that depends on the features of the vintage, but it lasts not less than 12 months.
Deep ruby red with grenade reflections; the scent is intense with notes of vanilla, spices and faded roses; the taste is dry, soft, velvet, harmonic and very persistent.
Red meat and seasoned cheeses.
18° C (65° F)
The Barolo is a red wine, recognised with the Appellation Denomination Origin (AOC or DOC in Italian) produced in some municipalities of Piedmont. The original area of the grape types suitable for the Barolo DOC, recognised on 31st August 1933, includes the territories of the following municipalities: Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga D’Alba and part of La Morra, Monforte D’Alba, Roddi, Verduno, Cherasco, Diano d’Alba, Novello and Grinzane Cavour, all located in the Cuneo province.