Open Bottle - Ebbio Nebbiolo, FontanaFreda

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)



Serralunga D'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo

"2017 European Winery of the Year”  The Wine Enthusiast

This Langhe Nebbiolo is left over declassified Barolo in what is a great vintage year!
 Pair this bottle with grilled steak, braised beef, risotto with porcini, meat lasagna, pasta with boulanaise sauce, goats’ and sheeps’ cheeses, and anything that involves truffles!

90 Points James Suckling
"Shows cranberries, crabapples and nutmeg. Mediumbody, tight tannins and a fresh finish."
The wine is aged in wood for at least 8 months and then in the bottle for 2-3 months.
It will usually reach its peak 3-4 years after the harvest.

Elsewhere at $29.99

Our Regular price $26.99

Special Sale Price  

$19.00 a bottle  
 $96.00 per six pack  ($16.00)per bottle!

Call us, at 703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

Dark red fruit, bright, spicy, perfumed, some new leather in the mix.
Medium bodied, good tannin, fresh fruit, autumnal notes, grip and energy on the finish.
Delicious wine now with character and intensity aplenty!

A long history in their words….

The Fontanafredda estate was bought by Vittorio Emanuele II as a gift to his mistress Rosa Vercellana, also known as "La bela Rosin".
Later, it was handed down to their children, Maria Vittoria and Emanuele Alberto, Count of Mirafiori and Fontanafredda.
The king bought the first vineyard of Barolo, reason for which the name “Tenimenti di Barolo e Fontanafredda” was used.

Wine-making in the cellars of Fontanafredda begins, although the first mentioning of a Barolo Fontanafredda dates back to 1867.
Count Emanuele Alberto of Mirafiori begins his adventure, with over 300 hectares (741 acres) cultivated directly by salaried, specialized workers (a unique thing at the time).

Emanuele Alberto di Mirafiori dies after having made Barolo a legend.
He was the one who turned Fontanafredda into an actual village with a church and a school.
He was succeeded by his second-born Gastone.

Under the leadership of Director Cav. Mollo, the business reached its maximum commercial and productive expansion,
with 200 employees and over 40 families residing within the estate.
Phylloxera, a disease which afflicts the roots and plants, reached the Langhe and destroyed the vineyards.
The Great Economic Depression, which began in the U.S.A., hindered the business.

Because of the many difficulties, the estate and the cellar were sold to Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank for 1,050,500 lire,
whereas the brand was sold to the Gancia family for 100,000 lire.
After 70 years, Fontanafredda is once again in the hands of Piedmont natives.
Fontanafredda is nominated “European Winery of the Year” by the prestigious American magazine Wine Enthusiast.