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  • " of the great names of wine of Piedmont." Robert Parker
  • Arneis spent 5 months in steel and another 2 in bottle prior to release
  • Sourced from Langhe and Roero vineyards over clay marl and calcerous sandy soils

Tasting Notes

Colour Greenish-tint
Nose Reminiscent of exotic fruits, matured peers, hawthorn and acacia honey
Palate Warm, velvety, sweet with a nice acidity level, giving the wine freshness and long lasting aftertaste.
Food Pairing Great as an aperitif, but also ideal with fish, hors-d’oeuvres, light starters, risotto and pasta
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Variety Arneis
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type None
Vintage 2016
Region Langhe
Country Italy
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 12.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Fontanafredda is located in Serralunga d’Alba in the heart of the Langhe. The countryside is beautiful with rolling hills and picturesque scenery. It is one of the area’s most beautiful wine estates, the La Rosa vineyard in particular is set in a beautiful amphitheater that's a focal point for lovely grounds that were once home to Emmanuele Vittorio ll, the King of Italy.

Danilo Drocco was appointed as chief winemaker in 1998, after a long stint at Prunotto, where he produced lovely examples of Barolo and Barbera for years. Danilo Drocco finished the 1998 Barolos and has since produced wines which have received praise from wine writers throughout Italy and worldwide. Numerous Tre Bicchieris (coveted Italian wine honour) have been awarded to the winery.
Located in the sub region east of the Tanaro river, in the province of Piedmont, Italy, the wine region of Langhe is home to rolling hills, winding roads, and of course, world renowned vineyards. The name ‘Langhe’ translates to long low-lying hills in Italian. Besides wine, this area is also known for white truffles, hazelnuts, chocolate and cheese.

Some of the most prestigious and indeed expensive wines in Italy such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Dogliani and Asti are produced here along with the wines that are made with more relaxed production restriction; the Langhe DOC. The Langhe DOC allows winemakers to experiment with different techniques that would not be licensed under other DOCs. In the words of Angelo Fornara, a sommelier from this area, “Each vineyard cru is like a new human being. It has its own identifiable characteristics that define it just like you and me.”

The development of the skin and aroma of the grapes are aided by the extreme differences in the temperatures during the day and night of this area, and the soils which are mixed with marl or calcium carbonate, which produce a wide variety of wines. Arneis, Nascetta, Favorita, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are some of the white grapes grown in this area, and Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are a few of the reds grown here.


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