The standard blend of Barolo, with a production of 100,000 bottles, is very much up to the new standards of Fontanafredda. Aromas of wood and ripe fruit on the nose, with firm, dry tannins over the ripe fruit, give some sense of hidden power.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.