Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2008

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SKU 24738


The Fontanafredda Barolo La Rosa begins with ruby-red with garnet highlights in the glass. On the nose, the wine has delicate, though intense nose is complex, with clear-cut overtones of withered roses, violets, tobacco, underbrush, spices, and a slight touch of vanilla.On the palate, Dense, closely-woven tannins start out smooth, almost velvety, and then explode in the palate with fruit and nicely balanced freshness. Long flavorful finish. It is excellent served with flavorful meat dishes and mature cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Fontanafredda
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorFine harmony and sweet cherry and berry flavors are the hallmarks of this rich Barolo. Licorice, spice and tobacco flavors add depth as it stays focused and persistent through the finish. The tannins are ripe and well-integrated. Best from 2015 through 2033. 1,500 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2013
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Barolo Vigna La Rosa is graceful and effortless. Soft, silky tannins support expressive red cherries, plums, flowers, spices and licorice. This feminine Barolo is best enjoyed over the next handful of years, but it has enough freshness for at least another decade-plus. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012