Price:  £15.95 | Case Rate: £15.00
Ex Tax: £13.29

Fontanafredda - Briccotondo Barbera Piemonte DOC 2017

Information

  • Country: Italy
  • Wine Region: Piedmont
  • Wine Maker: Danilo Drocco
  • Grape: Barbera
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Barbera
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2016) WS: 88 (2016) JS: 91 (2017) WE: 88 (2017)

Wine tasting notes

Deep rustic red in colour with an aromatic, spicy nose of red fruits and damsons. Medium bodied and soft, with balancing structure to the blackberry and morello cherry flavours, finishing rounded and supple with a hint of liquorice.

Winery Information

Fontanafredda

Fontanafredda?s estate stretches out over more than 100 hectares (250 acres). The estate vineyards are located in the villages of Serralunga d?Alba, Diano d?Alba and Barolo. 70 hectares planted with the Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato varieties.At each vintage, grapes are consigned to Fontanafredda by nearly 400 growers in the Langhe and Roero, whose loyalty to the company have endured for generations. The viticulture is carried exclusively on hillsides with vineyards which have an.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016)88 pts

The very attractively-priced 2016 Piemonte Barbera Briccotondo sees fruit sourced from the Monferrato area between the town of Asti and the city of Turin. These vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Italian Alps and they see warm air from the heat that rises from the plains below. This helps to put the breaks on some of grape's naturally high acidity. The wine offers plump cherry flavors followed by moist earth and forest floor. It is aged in barrique for six months. Part of the Piemonte DOC appellation, it would be impossible to work within these price parameters in the more expensive Langhe wine region.

Wine Spectator (2016)88 pts

This is round, showing black cherry, blackberry and light spice flavors. Stays fresh on the moderately long finish.

James Suckling (2017)91 pts

This shows plum compote, blackberry essence and vanilla. Yet, the oak doesn’t get in the way on the palate, which is fresh and lithe. Soft and velvety yet bright and agile.

Wine Enthusiast (2017)88 pts

Fruity aromas of wild berry and plum mingle with whiffs of ground pepper on this delightfully easy-drinking red. The aromas carry over to the fresh, soft palate along with supple tannins. Drink in the next year or two to enjoy the juicy fruit.