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"La Lepre" Diano d'Alba DOCG 2020

Fontanafredda
Vintage: 2020
Location: Piemont, Diano d'Alba (CN)
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£ 20.00 £ 16.20 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 21.60/lt.)
cod. 02458

Simple but enjoyable

What: From the municipality most suited to Dolcetto production
Why: For the delicacy of the original fruit
Perfect with: Starters, vegetarian dishes and white meats

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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"La Lepre" Diano d'Alba DOCG 2020

Fontanafredda
Vintage: 2020
Location: Piemont, Diano d'Alba (CN)
£ 20.00 £ 16.20 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 21.60/lt.)
cod. 02458

Simple but enjoyable

What: From the municipality most suited to Dolcetto production
Why: For the delicacy of the original fruit
Perfect with: Starters, vegetarian dishes and white meats

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

"La Lepre" Diano d'Alba DOCG 2020 - Fontanafredda

It is no secret that the area of Diano d'Alba is ideal for the production of a particular grape variety, Dolcetto. In this commune, stretched out on a hill almost 500 metres above sea level, Dolcetto is labelled DOCG. We are south of Alba, not far from the area most suited to the production of Nebbiolo. This is where Fontanafredda produces La Lepre, a Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG that is fresh and immediate, of great pleasure. This red wine is aged only in stainless steel, so as not to lose the delicacy of its original fruit. Intense ruby red in colour with purple highlights, this Dolcetto reveals intensely fruity aromas on the nose. It is reminiscent of blackberry and raspberry, combined with clear hints of black cherry jam. In the mouth, however, the tannins are full and enveloping and give the wine sensations of volume and roundness. Also typical for the variety is the marked acidity, which, however, is well balanced by the fruity sensations perceived above. Pleasantly long, it is a simple but enjoyable red that will not struggle to find the right combination on the table. Excellent with hors d'oeuvres, it can also be served with vegetarian dishes and with meat, especially white meat, which is not too elaborate.

Founded by the first King of Italy in 1858. This inscription on Fontanafredda's website is enough to give a sense of a company that to call "historic" is almost reductive. Fontanafredda was born out of a love story. It was in fact given by Vittorio Emanuele II to his beloved Rosa Vercellana, the famous "bella Rosina". Beyond this ante litteram gossip, however, Fontanafredda has always been a point of reference for regional and Italian viticulture in general. In fact, many curious records belong to this winery. The first vineyard in Barolo was purchased in 1866, and the first vinification took place in 1870. In 1886, Fontanafredda's Barolo wines reached America, and in 1887, the first cement tanks in Europe were built. Finally, 1959 saw the production of the first classic method sparkling wine, the forerunner of Alta Langa DOCG. The last step in the glorious history of this winery, after its acquisition by Oscar Farinetti and Luca Baffigo, is in 2018. Since that year, the company has been producing certified organic wines. Today, Fontanafredda, which exports to over 60 countries around the world, can count on a complex of 120 hectares of vineyards. And in its cellars there are over 2.5 million bottles of Barolo waiting to be put on the market. Long live... Fontanafredda!

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeStill dry red wine DOCG
  • Location Piemont
  • Grapes Dolcetto 100%
  • Sensations On the nose, blackberry and raspberry aromas combine with clean hints of black cherry jam. In the mouth, the full and enveloping tannins give sensations of volume and roundness. The acidity, well balanced with the fruity sensations, gives persistence and flavour to the long aftertaste.
  • Vinification Vinification: maceration begins in stainless steel vats at 30-32° C with frequent pumping over to optimise polyphenol extraction. Fermentation continues until the sugars are exhausted at a controlled temperature of 25-26° C. Refinement: at the end of malolactic fermentation (end of November), the wine is refined in stainless steel for 6 months. This is followed by bottling and further ageing in the bottle.
  • Alcoholic strength 13.5% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Refrigerate no later than 24 hours before serving. Open 5 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 16 grades
  • GlassBordeaux
  • When to drink it in 5 years
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Limestone marl
  • Exposure and altitude East
  • Breeding method Guyot
  • Planting density 5000
PRODUCTION NOTES
  • Italy

  • Fontanafredda

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