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Fontafreda Briccotondo Dolcetto*Packaging may vary

Fontafreda Briccotondo Dolcetto

Dolcetto /13% ABV / Italy, Piedmonte


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Category
Dolcetto
Region
Piedmonte, Italy
ABV
13%
Body
Medium
Sweet-Dry Scale
Dry
Style
Big & Bold

Product description

Since 1878, Fontanafredda, located in the heart of the Langhe region, has been a true institution in Piedmont, a benchmark for authentically-styled Barolo and Barbera wines thatdeftly balance intense aromas and deep concentration of fruit with outstanding finesse and elegance. This style is fully in line with chief winemaker Danilo Drocco’s philosophy that “Barolo should reveal itself little by little, rather than all at once.” The story of Fontanafredda is a noble one. It began in 1858, when Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy, purchased the estate (a former hunting preserve) in order to produce fine Barolo for his personal use. Today, Fontanafredda is the single largest contiguous estate in Piedmont with over 305 acres of land, including 210 acres of vineyards in the Serralunga, Barolo and Diano d’ Alba communes. Fontanafredda enjoys unrivalled access to many of Piedmont’s greatest vineyard sites. All estate vineyards are farmed without the use of chemicals. The Briccotondo line perfectly expresses the character of Piedmont's traditional grape varieties. Named for the rolling hills of Langhe and Monferrato (Bricco = Hill; Tondo = Round), these fresh and lively wines have a distinct roundness reminiscent of the land where their grapes are grown. Versatile and food-friendly, Briccotondo wines are great pairings with any meal.

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