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Fontanafredda Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo 2012

Fontanafredda Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo 750ml 2012      
Sku: 1865766*

Grapes are grown in west and south-west hillside vineyards with calcareous sand-rich marly soils in Monferrato and Langhe.

Tasting notes
Ruby red with purple highlights ------------------------------------------

 Wine Advocate 87 points (Jun 2013)
The 2012 Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo is a clean, fresh and personable wine with dark concentration, soft touches of fleshy fruit and blackberry preserves. The grape’s acidity has been managed and softened thanks to the evident ripeness of the fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.

Wine maker notes
Vines are guyot trained with plant density at 4,600 plants/ha. Hand harvested in the end of September, beginning of October. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 6-7 days at a temperature of 73-77F. During this time, the must is pumped over the cap in order to optimize the extraction of the tannins and color. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the wine is racket into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation, which is completed by December.

Technical notes
13.5% abv

Food pairing
A perfect match for starters, cured meats and a variety of fresh and mature cheeses

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Piemonte
Grape Varietal: Barbera
Type: Still wine
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