Vineyard: The vineyards of Fontanafredda lie on mostly evenly-contoured, rounded hillsides at altitudes between 200 and 400 metres, in the municipal areas of Serralunga d’Alba, Diano d’Alba, Barolo and Murisengo.
Vinification: The grapes are taken to the winery in boxes, and immediately undergo soft pressing, with separation of the free-run juice from the skins. The must is then transferred into heat-conditioned stainless steel tanks, where – after chilling and static racking - it ferments at a low temperature (18° C). At the end of the fermentation, the wine is stored at a temperature of 5° C to avoid the malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: The wine refines in steel for 4-5 months at a low temperature, left on its fine lees to increase its aromatic complexity and fullness on the palate. Then, after cold stabilization, it is bottled before the summer.
Appearance: Intense straw-yellow with greenish highlights.
Bouquet: On the nose, the bouquet conjures up exotic fruit, ripe pears, hawthorn blossom, and acacia honey.
Palate: Soft, sweet and nicely mouth-filling on the palate, with a crispy fresh and flavour finish.
Region / Country: Piedmont, Italy
Food Match: Light Poultry and Cheese