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2017 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera

2017 Fontanafredda Briccotondo Barbera

One of the absolute star finds of Piedmonte, the Briccotondo Barbera is a mainstay here at My Wine Guy. Dubbed 'delightfully easy-drinking' and a 'great find' for value hunters by the American critics, we can't but help horde as much of this stock for our own personal consumption.


$21.99 Per Bottle

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$19.99 (Buy 6 or More)

13.5%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap
Piedmont
2017
750ml
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$21.99
13.5%
Cellar to 2023
Screw Cap
Piedmont
2017
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Fontanafredda are a Piedmontese institution (founded in 1858 would you believe!) and this Briccotondo Barbera would have to be one of the regions absolute staples.

    Think bargain Barbera with an insane amount of juicy, dense black fruits, with wild berry and floral overtones. Wine Enthusiast said it was 'delightfully easy-drinking red' while Wine Advocate said it was a 'great find for value hunters'.

    We can't get enough of its judicios flavours and would implore you to tuck a bottle or two of this wine under your arms next time you head out for a BYO dinner. Epic.


  • 2017 vintage will be recorded as one of the smallest in almost 60 years, down almost 15% to the year prior. A spring frost and a hail event reduced bunch size resulting in less berries. The warmth of the sun during the drought that followed on from the frost and rains relieved disease pressure and ensured much of the fruit that was harvested in better sites reached optimum flavour ripeness. The wines of this year will be bright, vibrant and for either earlier enjoyment or more medium term cellaring.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Violets, sage, blackberry, wild cherry fruit stained with a dense, almost sticky and luscious mouthfeel of currants and olive tapenade. This will impressive a whole lot of people for the price.

  • Fontanafredda was established in 1858 and in 1866 they purchased the first Barolo vineyard. Today the vineyard resource across the Langhe spans some of the great sites and most noble varieties. As well as experimenting with alternate varieties and styles for the region. The wines are destined to be fruitful and clean due to minimal handling, larger format oak and fruit form premium vineyards.