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    Fontanafredda Barolo La Villa 2001
    Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy

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    • RP91
    Price: $109.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Piedmont, Italy

    Varietal: Nebbiolo

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 99220

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Ruby red color with garnet highlights. It fills the nose with overtones of cherries, blackberries, plums, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. In the mouth, soft and sweet tannins merge with a strong show of fruit. The acidity is nicely balanced with the tannins, giving the wine a sense of freshness that prolongs the finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Over the last few years, CEO Giovanni Minetti and eonologist Danilo Drocco have embarked on a plan to completely overhaul the estate's image, placing more emphasis on quality and a more contemporary style of winemaking, especially with regards to the higher-end wines. The Barolos today are made in a softer, more accessible style that emphasizes low yields and very ripe, concentrated fruit. The wines are aged in Allier barriques for the first year and in medium sized 20 to 30 hectoliter Allier oak barrels for the second year...Made from a vineyard in the town of Barolo, the 2001 Barolo Paiagallo Vigna La Villa is the most accessible of the house's wines. A saturated ruby, it offers a nose of new oak, spices and very sweet fruit along with generous amounts of ripe dark fruit and cocoa, closing with excellent persistence and a gorgeous, lingering finish. It shows wonderful balance and harmony.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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