The 250-acre Fontanafredda property is the single largest contiguous wine estate in the Langhe and includes 247 acres of vineyards, 30 acres of woodland and 10 acres on which the cellars and village buildings lie.
If you enjoy the cleanliness of Pinot Grigio and the depth of a chardonnay, this is the best of both worlds in wine. Arneis means the little rascal in Italian and that’s exactly what it is, a rascal that will woo you away from your normal white.
The grapes are harvested into small containers and immediately undergo soft pressing when they reach the winery. The must is transferred into cool, stainless steel tanks, where – after chilling and static racking – it ferments at a low temperature (64 °C). Following fermentation, the wine is stored at 41 °F to avoid malolactic fermentation.
The wine refines in steel for 4-5 months at a low temperature and left on its fine lees to increase aromatic complexity and fullness on the palate. The wine is then cold-stabilized and bottled.
Intense straw-yellow with greenish highlights. Soft, sweet and nicely mouth-filling on the palate, with a crispy fresh.
LANGHE ARNEIS – FONTANAFREDDA BRICCOTONDO
$17.99 regularly $19.99