Sparkling wine Fontanafredda, Asti DOCG
Wine delicate pale yellow color with golden reflections.
The wine has a fine, moderately sweet taste with hints of fruit and a long finish captivating.
In the intense flavor of this stunning wine reveals notes of citrus (orange), fruit, flowers, musk, sage and honey.
Sparkling wine great as an aperitif, ideal as an accompaniment desserts.
Sparkling white sweet "Fontanafredda Asti" as if created for the decoration of any holiday! This light, refreshing, extremely pleasant wine with honey and apricot shades give a true delight connoisseurs of taste. Wine is the perfect gift for any occasion!
In the production of "Asti Fontanafredda" use grapes from old vines grown on clay-limestone soils. After carefully sorted berries carried soft pressing and clarification and filtration processes carried out prior to fermentation at a low temperature in an autoclave. The wine should be drunk young, within a few weeks after butilizatsii it is ready for use.
An estate with a beautiful name Fontanafredda, means "cold fountain" is an unusually romantic story of its origin. This is a story of love Italian King Victor Emmanuel II and the Duchess of Roses Mirafiori, who was born the daughter of a soldier. Seeing a young fourteen beautiful, king loved her for many years, and after the death of a spouse or did Contessa Rosa di Mirafiori and Fontanafredda and his wife. Despite the marriage, children Roses could not claim the throne and themselves had to worry about his future. One of the wonderful gifts of his beloved king was hunting reserve Serralunga d'Alba. After the death of the Duchess of his inherited her son - Duke Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiori. Despite all its splendor, the reserve could hardly feed the son of the monarch, so in 1878 he founded the winery and it becomes a real king ... Italian wines.
Currently, the estate covers more than 70 acres of beautiful land in Piedmont. The vineyards of the estate are located in the territories of the communes of Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba and Diano d'Alba. On most of the grape fields (40 ha) is grown Nebbiolo grapes, and the rest of the equally grow Chardonnay, Moscato, Barbera and Dolcetto. In 1931 Fontanafredda became the property of one of the oldest banks in Italy - Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Monte dei Paschi).
Today Fontanafredda is a co-owner Oscar Farinetti - famous Italian businessman and founder of the "slow food". The company is one of the largest wineries and produces more than 4 million. Bottles of sparkling wine and 2.5 million. Bottles of "quiet" wines. Produced wines are part of its own raw materials, and partly - from raw materials farmers with small vineyards and long-term contracts with Fontanafredda. Thus, Fontanafredda produce a wide range of worthy Piedmontese wines that fit perfectly in the wine lists of the best restaurants and has consistently receive high marks wine critics. The world-renowned Robert Parker calls Fontanafredda "one of the great names of wine of Piedmont."