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Fontanafredda Nebbiolo 2012

Ebbio 1

I know it has been a while since my last post but it has been quite the busy month. However, I didn’t want to let more time pass before writing about this bottle, which I feel is an amazing value for the quality of wine. The 2012¬†Fontanafredda Nebbiolo is a fine example of the power of the Nebbiolo grape, this was a more difficult year for the vineyard as the spring was both cold and wet and¬†August saw a spike in temperature that accelerated ripening. In all, the grape quality was exceptional in 2012, although the yields were down around 30%. The 2012 Fontanafredda is full bodied and ruby in colour, floral notes are immediate, strawberries and spice notes also prevail. This wine is very surprising for the price of approximately $20 per bottle and can be paired with barbequed meats, pasta dishes and aged firm cheeses. The Fontanafredda Nebbiolo is really produced in order to consume now, there is no real need to lay this wine down and give it some time to develop. The tannins are firm but aerating and decanting properly will help in a short period of time, allowing the fruit flavours to become more pronounced. Fontanafredda is an estate producing wonderful wines from it’s 133 acre vineyard, fully equipped with restaurant and hotel, why not stop by when you are in Italy next! Alla Salute!

Summary:

Fontanafredda Nebbiolo 2012

Origin: Piedmont, Italy

Sweetness: XD – Extra Dry

Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Firm

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Size: 750ml bottle

Alcohol: 13.5%

Price: $20

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