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Fontanafredda Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo 750ml 2012
Sku: 1865766
Grapes are grown in west and south-west hillside vineyards with calcareous sand-rich marly soils in Monferrato and Langhe.
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Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Piemonte
Grape Varietal: Barbera
Type: Still wine
Reg. $19.39
On Sale $16.29
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Ruby red with purple highlights ------------------------------------------
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo is a clean, fresh and personable wine with dark concentration, soft touches of fleshy fruit and blackberry preserves. The grapes acidity has been managed and softened thanks to the evident ripeness of the fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.”,,, (Jun 2013)

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Grapes are grown in west and south-west hillside vineyards with calcareous sand-rich marly soils in Monferrato and Langhe.
Wine maker notes
Vines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,600 plants/ha. Hand harvested in the end of September, beginning of October. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 days at a temperature of 73°-77°F. During this time, the must is pumped over the cap in order to optimize the extraction of the tannins and color. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the wine is racket into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation, which is completed by December.

Technical notes
13.5% abv

Food pairing
A perfect match for starters, cured meats and a variety of fresh and mature cheeses

Producer
In the heart of wine-growing Piedmont – in the hills of the Langhe – Fontanafredda was born: chronicles of the time relate that “by order of 17 June 1858? an area of 138.82 “giornate piemontesi” (approx. 54 hectares) of the property of Roggeri Giacomo, son of Giovanni Battista in Serralunga d’Alba, was registered under the private estate of Vittorio Emanuele II King of Sardinia. The king, who had fallen hopelessly in love with Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La Bela Rusin”, a commoner and daughter of a drum major at his majesty’s service, gave the entire parcel of land to her, making her Countess of Mirafiori and Fontanfredda a year later. The history of Fontanafredda had begun, but it did not start operating as a business venture until twenty years later, in 1878, thanks to the farsightedness of Emanuele Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, son of the king and Bela Rusin, a noble entrepreneur who devoted his life to wine with a very modern approach.

 
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