James Suckling 93
Very pretty ripe cherries and strawberries with light toffee undertones...full- bodied, but tight and focused. Chewy tannins... Better after 2022. J.S.
Wine Enthusiast 92
Aromas of black-skinned berry and baking spice follow through to the focused, savory palate along with licorice and orange zest. Its linear and structured, with taut, fine- grained tannins... K.O.
Fontanafredda has extensive holdings in Serralunga, so perhaps it's not surprising that even the communal blend from here is of high quality. The wine is now aged in barriques as well as large casks. There's a smoky, cooked raspberry tone on the nose, but it's not jammy. Rich and sleek, this is very polished for Serralunga, with a silky texture, a complex and lively presence on the palate, and a fine balance between acidity and ripe tannins. Long.~S.B.
Wine Spectator 91
This red is aromatic, offering red berry, tobacco, iron and eucalyptus notes before quickly firming up. It's elegant, and will need two to three years of cellaring to absorb its dense, dry tannins. Best from 2023 through 2040. 17,000 cases made, 5,100 cases imported.~B.S.
Vinous Media 91
The 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba is a very pretty, refined wine. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, spice and licorice give the 2016 lovely aromatic presence. This is an unusually gracious Serralunga Barolo, although there is plenty of tannic grip underpinning it all.~A.G.
Wine and Spirits Magazine 90
A selection of fruit from the estates 247 acres of vines in Serralunga, this offers soft red cherry flavors accented by notes of licorice, tobacco and mint. The wine is surprisingly open-knit and approachable, presenting a rare opportunity to enjoy a youthful wine from Serralunga.~S.J.
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Since 1878, the Fontanafredda Estate & Winery, located in the heart of Piedmont's Langhe region, has been a benchmark producer of Barolo and Barbera, crafting wines that deftly balance deep aromas and concentration of fruit with elegance.