Color - Bright straw yellow with greenish highlights.
Bouquet - The bouquet conjures up exotic fruit, ripe pears, hawthorn blossom and acacia honey.
Taste - Soft and full on the palate with a refreshing crispness and luscious finish.
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
|Fontanafredda enjoys unrivalled access to many of Piedmont’s greatest vineyard sites. All estate vineyards are farmed without the use of chemicals.
|Served chilled, it is a great aperitif. It is also ideal with fish, hors-d’oeuvres, light starters, risotto and pasta.
|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.