Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera 2007

Barbera from Piedmont, Italy

Item No. 95930
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this wine are grown on estate-owned vineyards located on hillsides in the Monferrato and Langhe region of Piemonte. Ruby-red in color with purple highlights. The nose is packed with black fruit, especially blackberries and plums, with slight spicy overtones hinting at black pepper and cinnamon. Sweet, soft tannins come together in a closely-woven texture that merges with the fruit, while a crisp freshness provides a long, tasty finish.

"Displays lovely plummy, chocolaty character. Full and silky smooth, this is packed with flavor. So delicious. Drink now."
-Wine Spectator

"A vibrant and youthful Barbera with fresh plum and cherry flavors, this feels balanced adn cool. An everyday red to enjoy with grilled sausage." 90 Points
Wine & Spirits
June 2009

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pamidi - San Jose, CA (read all my reviews)

This is a fantastic wine for the price!! This was sent by as a substitute and I loved how smooth it is!
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This is a big red, jammy with huge body. Fantastic for pairing with any bold dish, lasagna, pasta with Bolognese sauce, roasted pork, you get the picture. Drinks like many wines twice its price.
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Great wine for the cost. I've served this bottle at a few dinner parties and I've never had a disappointed guest.
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Learn About Fontanafredda Map ItMap It

Since 1878 Fontanafredda Estate & Winery, located in the heart of Piedmont's Langhe region, has been a benchmark for Barolo and Barbera wines that deftly balance deep aromas and concentration of fruit with elegance. Among the prized vineyard sites belonging to Fontanafredda are those in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba, a source of some of today's most distinctive and intriguing...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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