Fontanafredda: founded by the first King of Italy in 1858.
Producers of Barolo and the great wines of the Langhe in Serralunga d’Alba. Born in 1858 from the love story between the first King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, and Rosa Vercellana, We have always been a community united around respect for the land, and today We cultivate 120 hectares of certified ORGANIC vineyards, which frame Italy’s first Narrative Village.
Where our Barolo Fontanafredda is born, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay find their home. Among unique limestone, blue marl and clay of the Langhe, the Alta Langa DOCG Classic Method comes to life, as the Piedmontese sparkling wine potential that dates to the 1800s. A pact with the land of over 40 producers gathered in a Consorzio, to which We have joined since the beginning, for the rediscovery of the techniques of the centuries-old sparkling wine tradition, combined with attention to quality.
Fontanafredda has always been a pioneer of great innovations: in 1959, We produced our first Contessa Rosa Metodo Classico, named in honour of the Bella Rosina and precursor of the Alta Langa.
Today We work to ensure that the time interval between harvesting and pressing is as short as possible to maintain a pure and rich aromatic profile. We act differently on pressing and skin maceration to extract different polyphenols and anthocyanins depending on what We want to achieve. The precision and the finest care in tasting during maceration are essential to determine the duration of contact. Once the desired extraction is reached, fermentation begins at low temperatures, in order to keep the freshness of the aromas intact.
In our cellars Blanc de Noir, Blanc de Blanc and Rosè are left to rest on the lees for at least 30 months, as required by the regulations. Thus something unique, sharp, fresh is born, which like a great Barolo can age for years. A sparkling wine with ample and complex aromas, the tasting of which represents a unique experience that reflects the personal interpretation of each individual producer in the Alta Langa area.