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June 12, 2019 | 4:00 pm| UNTIL IT’S GONE
MidWeek Magnum – 2014 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba$18 BTG
Every Wednesday Taste Wine Bar & Kitchen hosts Midweek Magnums.
This week’s magnum: 2014 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba
Celebrate Dad early with a glass of Barolo! Since 1878, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery, located in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe region, has been a benchmark producer of Barolo and Barbera, crafting wines that deftly balance deep aromas and concentration of fruit with elegance. Like all things that are beautiful, even Fontanafredda was born from a love story: the one between King Vittorio Emanuele II and his mistress Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La bela Rosin”. The winery was passed to their children and grew until phylloxera and the Great Depression affected the business in the late 1920s when the winery was sold. In 2009 after 70 years, Fontanafredda once again returned to the hands of Piedmont natives, and in 2017 was name “European Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast magazine.
This wine is fragrant and structured, very floral on the nose with fresh rose and violet then some deeper hints of menthol, underbrush and leather. The juicy palate offers layers of crushed raspberry, black cherry, baking spices, and a hint of tobacco. Alongside velvety tannins this wine is already accessible.