Fontanafredda Barolo 2006

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Fontanafredda Barolo 2006

Leaving aside all the arguments about traditional and modern styles in Barolo, and small versus more commercial producers, this is a delicious wine.

Fontanafredda Barolo 2006 Piedmonte, Italy
This spends two years in oak: the majority in large botti, but some of it in small barrels. Quite full in colour with some bricking of the rim. Rich, vibrant nose of spice, tar, cherry and berry fruits with a cedary, savoury twist. The palate is grippy and structured, but had quite a bit of cherry and plum fruit with a nice mid-palate richness of texture. Attractive yet also strongly savoury, this tastes like Barolo, but it also has a seductive quality to it. Lovely wine. 92/100 (c. £20, Sainsbury’s, selected stores)

4 comments to Fontanafredda Barolo 2006

  • PaulBez

    yum yum !

  • Howie

    Not a bad score for an average Barolo!! You really need to come and visit the real Piemonte Jamie!!!!

  • paula

    I’ve just read your article about Barolo Fontanafredda 2006. First of all, I live in Piemonte and work in the wine business I know many wine makers, especially barolo ones… Leaving aside any comments about “this tastes like Barolo” (because definately that’s the taste it should have!!) I have only a doubt: what do you mean by “bricking of the rim”? All the article seems a bit a “frittata” of adjectives to me… in reality we are talking about an average product, not traditional and not modern, maybe supermarket style… personal opinion of course.

  • paula

    Howie: that’s a good suggestion!

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