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Fontanafredda Briccotondo Langhe Arneis 750ML 2013
Sku: 18994
The Briccotondo line perfectly expresses the character of Piedmont's traditional grape varieties. Named for the rolling hills of Langhe and Monferrato (Bricco = Hill; Tondo = Round), these fresh ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Langhe
Grape Varietal: Arneis
Type: Still wine
Reg. $13.99
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Bright straw yellow with greenish highlights. The bouquet conjures up exotic fruit, ripe pears, hawthorn blossom and acacia honey. Soft and full on the palate with a refreshing crispness and luscious finish.

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The Briccotondo line perfectly expresses the character of Piedmont's traditional grape varieties. Named for the rolling hills of Langhe and Monferrato (Bricco = Hill; Tondo = Round), these fresh and lively wines have a distinct roundness reminiscent of the land where their grapes are grown. Versatile and food friendly, Briccotondo wines are great pairings with any meal.
Wine maker notes
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes immediately undergo soft pressing, with separation of the free-run juice from the skins. The must is then transferred into heat conditioned, stainless steel tank. After chilling and static racking, fermentation occurs at a low temperature (65°F). At the end of the fermentation, the wine is stored at a temperature of 40°C to prevent malolactic fermentation. The wine develops in steel for 4-5 months at a low temperature, left on its fine lees to increase its aromatic complexity and fullness on the palate. Then, after cold stabilization, it is bottled before the summer.

Technical notes
12.5% abv

Food pairing
Served chilled, it is a great aperitif. It is also ideal with fish, hors-d’oeuvres, light starters, risotto and pasta.

Producer
In the heart of wine-growing Piedmont – in the hills of the Langhe – Fontanafredda was born: chronicles of the time relate that “by order of 17 June 1858? an area of 138.82 “giornate piemontesi” (approx. 54 hectares) of the property of Roggeri Giacomo, son of Giovanni Battista in Serralunga d’Alba, was registered under the private estate of Vittorio Emanuele II King of Sardinia. The king, who had fallen hopelessly in love with Rosa Vercellana, also known as “La Bela Rusin”, a commoner and daughter of a drum major at his majesty’s service, gave the entire parcel of land to her, making her Countess of Mirafiori and Fontanfredda a year later. The history of Fontanafredda had begun, but it did not start operating as a business venture until twenty years later, in 1878, thanks to the farsightedness of Emanuele Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, son of the king and Bela Rusin, a noble entrepreneur who devoted his life to wine with a very modern approach.


 
 

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