Red Wine Italy
Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba from Barolo DOCG
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo DOCG is an exquisite wine with a unique flavor profile that has made it an international favorite. It features intense aromas of dried rose petals, violets, and ripe cherries, followed by a complex palate of spices, licorice, and leather. The finish is long and elegant, with fine tannins that give the wine a velvety texture. This popular Barolo is perfect for special occasions or as an everyday treat!
A Little Trivia
Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba is a winery that is known for its eccentric and humorous approach to vineyard management. They are said to have a pet sheep, named "Anna Maria", who roams the property and is used as an environmental tester to help monitor the soil health of their vineyards!
History of This Wine
Fontanafredda is a historic winery located in the heart of the Barolo region in Piedmont, Italy. It was founded in 1878 by King Vittorio Emanuele II and his wife, Queen Margherita di Savoia. The estate has been producing wines for over 140 years and is renowned for its Barolo DOCG.
The Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba from Barolo DOCG is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Serralunga d'Alba sub-region of Barolo. This wine has a long history of excellence, with some notable vintages being: 1985, 1990, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2010.
In recent years, Fontanafredda has become increasingly popular due to its commitment to sustainable viticulture practices and its focus on quality over quantity. The winery also produces several other wines including Barbera d'Asti DOCG and Dolcetto d'Alba DOC.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba from Barolo DOCG is a full-bodied red wine with intense aromas of dark berries and spices. Its robust tannins and high acidity make it an ideal pairing for dishes with rich flavors such as braised short ribs, osso buco, or grilled steak. It also pairs well with aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Toscano, or Gorgonzola Dolce. For a lighter option, try this wine with roasted vegetables or mushroom risotto.