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2008 Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $111   From: $104   To: $116

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Over all vintages, this was the 555th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 566th

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Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
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Price History for 2008 Fontanafredda Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy
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Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the "tar and roses" scent of Barolo wines from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The grape's very name is evocative of its home among the misty foothills of the western Alps; the nebbia (Italian for "fog") after which it is named frequently arrives on early October mornings, when the Nebbiolo harvest is in full swing.

Most strains of Nebbiolo demonstrate a good resistance to botrytis and although early forms of Barolo were made in a sweet style, this was due to struggling ferments rather than the effects of botrytis. Unfortunately the vine showed little or no resistance to ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Barolo wine region

    Barolo is a traditional hillside village in the rolling hills of Piedmont, north-western Italy. The vineyards and cantine (wineries) there have long been famous for producing some of Italy's very finest red wines, predominantly from the region's signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Fragrant, tannic Barolo wine is so revered that it was one of just three wines awarded DOCG status on the day that the classification was introduced in July, 1980 (the other two were Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano).

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  • Piedmont DOCG wine region

    Piedmont has more DOCG titles (17 as of early 2014) than any other Italian wine region – a statistic which strongly supports its status as Italy's finest wine region. The first Piedmont wine to be granted DOCG status was Barolo, followed just a few months later by its neighbor ... more

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