Red

2010 Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 59

  • Winokdub wrote: 91 points

    February 4, 2022 - Prior reviews explain this wine well. Very nice though can't say it is really my style. Others liked alot though and are more experienced with Italian wines.

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  • ajbergren wrote: 92 points

    January 30, 2022 - Dark ruby with high optical density and medium specular reflectivity, with slight amber rim. Aromas of soft cherry, crushed leaves, dried flower pedals, and spices of rum cake. Medium intensity and decent complexity.

    On the palate, soft medium body with medium acidity and integrated tannins. Very round and seductive texture, with decent structure. Flavours of light dusty red fruits that carry through the entire journey, with crushed gravel, fresh earth, and clean tobacco smoke adding on. The midpalate is interesting and plenty intense, though in an elegant way. Finishes clean, with nice length over a dried leather and crushed roasted nuts. Overall medium intensity and a bit better than medium complexity.

    This is a classic and good quality wine. Shows its age well, with a soft approachable framework and an elegant and refined presence. Awesome wine! Balanced, austere in all the best ways, and some thoughtful depth.

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  • Nebbiolo75 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 2, 2022 - 100% Nebbiolo. Ruby color with brown edges. Aromas of dark fruits, rose petal, tar, leather. On the palate, complex structure, dark fruits, well intregrated tannins, acidity keeps it fresh. Bought a dozen from an auction, ready to drink now!

    3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • srh Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 24, 2021 - Should you be interested, I’ve uploaded info for this vintage which you can peruse at your leisure. 😉

    35 min slow ox; Private Preserve used after Day 1

    N: Fragrant straws with fresh roses & cherries; Earthiness & notes of plums with addt'l air/swirling

    P: LM body; NICE, ALMOST swtish frt met by an astringent pucker which nicely resolves as it morphs into a very LONG, tangy/swt finish with ult a beautifully balanced elegance. Went nicely with plain Black Beans, not quite as well (though still > acceptably) with Sharp Cheddar Cheese & Whl Wheat Bread.

    // Day 2: Aromatically ~ with some choc & spice that I didn't notice Day 1. P shows < frt vis-a-vis the acidity, which wasn't all that noticeable 'cept with food, the Port Salut Cheese seeming to do the best.

    // Day 3: ~ Day 2, acidity continuing to gain over the diminishing frt, though this was < noticeable with tiny sips, particularly when paired with the Stouffer's Swedish Meatballs & Feta Cheese Crumbles.

    // Day 4: Aromatics down for the 1st time, P no WORSE than expected.

    // ∑: SOLIDLY my EXC- (91), VERY arguably the higher end of my EXC (92,93/100 using that metric), particularly if finished Day1 *&* one considers the QPR of the $26.44 / 750 ml pd for it in the Spring of 2016. DEFINITELY in its window, & I can see it drinking through '24, VERY poss longer. 14% ABV [From a 1L bottle]

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Avid Wino wrote: 92 points

    August 7, 2021 - Rose bush in bloom, cherry, blackberry, orange peel, beef stew, trailing fine sandy chocolate and Dutch liquorice tannins, and then velvet. Ample length. Benefitted greatly from an hour of air, now open three, getting better and better.

    3 people found this helpful Comments (1)
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontanafredda
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Serralunga d'Alba
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 000174100027, 086785410234, 4000138184425, 780174100170, 8000174100027

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,147 (60%)
  • Consumed 766 (40%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, Black Beans, braisés, champignons, gibier, rib eye bar-b-qued, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Spicy red linguine and clams, viande rouge, Whl Wheat Bread

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  45 votes

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