Red

2016 Fontanafredda Barolo

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • woodpecka Likes this wine: 88 points

    November 21, 2021 - Bien bon barolo rubis, excellent RQP

  • Marckus wrote: 89 points

    September 22, 2021 - Nose shows classic barolo character with cherries, viola and flowers. Transition to palate is friction free, but a bit heavy on the oak and the balance which is not really there gives away a bit too much alcohol. Nice barolo touch and performs quite ok, but not more. Expect the tunnel to be long...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • StefanAkiko wrote: 85 points

    September 18, 2021 - Madness and mayhem in Spöland (Spöland, North Sweden): Light violet colour.
    Super young
    Non-remarkable aromas.
    Taste is simple, violet fruity and has a tannic structure that has nothing to do with Barolo. Prominent acidity and … a little bit disappointing.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Dominic Roy wrote: 90 points

    July 23, 2021 - Nose: Raisins. Blueberries. Vanilla. Medium intensity.

    Palate: Dried fruits. Faint blueberries. Medium acidity. Hugh tannins. Medium body. Dry. Low to medium flavour intensity and complexity.

    Finish: Medium to long finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fhayek wrote: 87 points

    July 11, 2021 - What should one expect from such a wine? Difficult question.

    Looking at it as a young Barolo at the bottom of the Barolo-pyramid of a quite average winemaker - not much.

    Looking at it as a red wine costing 21 EUR, and designated Barolo, after all; one should be able to expect a rather solid red wine.

    Anyway, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

    Unmistakable and clean nebbiolo notes in scent and taste, nevertheless it is rather underwhelming in depth and complexity. Quite often nebbiolos of this category are marketed as Nebbiolos rather than Barolos or Barbarescos, and I think it's better to think of this as a Nebbiolo than a Barolo (to be fair, its price is also closer to the former than the latter).

    It feels pretty young; I'd guess that at least 2-3 years of aging should benefit it.

    So... a fairly decent wine, but today, for me, not a real Barolo, rather a Nebbiolo D'Alba or something, and tbh not quite worth the 21 EUR I paid for it. Maybe in 2-3 years.

    BTW: better on day 2, partly because the slight volatile acid disappeared, abut also generally it become more consistent and expressive after ~18 hours.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontanafredda
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 8000174200024, 8000174209720, 8000174264873

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  • In Cellars 714 (71%)
  • Consumed 287 (29%)

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