Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Nebbiolo is the grape used in Barolos and Barbarescos, and when they are simply referred to by the grape as this one is, you can sometimes get some bargains. This one is dark in color with a nice red berry nose. Straight out of the bottle the alcohol is super noticeable. I chose to decant it and this helped a lot. I think the wine is just a little young. On the medium length finish this wine displays some lovely tannins and acidity that coat the mouth in typical Nebbiolo form. For the price this is a good wine and it can hold it’s own with pretty lively meals. We paired it with a red sauce spaghetti and it went well! I would give it an -88 or so.

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750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  638312$19.95

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Made from the Nebbiolo grape of Barolo and Barbaresco fame, this wine is grown in limestone-rich hillside vineyards and matured in oak for eight months. It’s solidly structured, balanced and quite elegant, with plenty of tangy red fruit character. A nice choice for cured meats and firm cheeses. (Vintages panel, July 2018)

PRODUCT DETAILS

Release Date:April 13, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.3%Made In:Piedmont, ItalyBy:FontanafreddaSugar Content:5 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Full-bodied & FirmVarietal:Nebbiolo

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