Fontanafredda Barolo (750ml)
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The Fontanafredda estate was bought by Vittorio Emanuele II as a gift to his mistress Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La bela Rosin”. Later, it was handed down to their children, Maria Vittoria and Emanuele Alberto, Count of Mirafiori and Fontanafredda.
The results of lengthy ageing, above-all on account of their natural qualities, these robust, well-bodied wines are packed with structure and are well capable of withstanding the test of time. Barolo has an attractive ruby-red colour with garnet highlights which become orange with the passing of time. Its bouquet is clean, full and intense, with the wine’s typical traces of withered flowers, dry leaves and underbrush.
Fermentation for 8-10 days in stainless steel temperature controlled vats with a floating cap and frequent pumping
over of the must. The must is then left on the skins for several days to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances and to help the malolactic fermentation get underway. At least two years in large Slavonian and French oak casks, followed by no less then twelve months in the bottle.