Fontanafredda Le Fronde Moscato d'Asti 2010
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Moscato d'Asti|
Vineyards nestling on a hillside rich in calcareous marl in the township of S. Stefano Belbo provide the grapes used to make the Moscato Moncucco, and its sweetly perfumed sensations. A delicate white that shows off classic straw-yellow hues enlivened by brightly shining golden highlights. On the nose, it astonishes with a high-octane fragrance exhaling fruity glimpses of pear, peach, lime and orange, with subtle traces of honey, lemon and sage. On the tongue it offers a rich, full and fresh experience. The luscious and enduring finale confirms once again the unmistakable aroma of this sweet spumante wine.
The magnificent Fontanafredda estate is set among the splendid Langhe hillsides, in the very heart of Piedmont. It once belonged to King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy, who made a gift of it to Rosa Vercellana, a commoner who was the love of his life. An ancient love story, kept alive by the winemaking passion of Emanuele Guerreri, Conte di Mirafiore, son of the King and his "Bela Rusin" (as she was popularly known), a modern-minded entrepreneur who dedicated his life to wine. Fontanafredda maintains the flavours of this passionate tale, emphasising the will to renew and improve which has always distinguished this great label, a leader among leaders in the Langhe territory. Here passion for wine, for the land and for tradition finds a supremely concrete expression.