This past week at Eataly Flatiron nearly two-dozen guests gathered for an impressive Barolo Master Class led by Wine Enthusiast’s Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe.
The 2017 European Winery of the Year, Fontanafredda, was featured at the lovely event. The day had pourings of top cru sites, and rare old vintages dating back to the early 80s via the guided tasting.
The comprehensive sampling highlighted various expressions of Barolo. Kerin, one of Barolo’s most knowledgeable and passionate advocates, guided the session that featured such delights as Vigne La Rossa, Barolo DOGG 2010 with a classic impression for the modern day; Vigne La Rossa, Barolo DOGG 1999 with a incredibly dense structure; and the legendary vintage Vigne La Rossa, Barolo DOGG 1982.
Fontanafredda is celebrating a 160th anniversary and is to be admired for a legacy of divine tastes and rich history. The components that lead to creative and inspirational designs include a continental climate, as well as soils with diverse composition.
The “King of Wines” is produced with 100% Nebbiolo grapes, a prized varietal grown in certified areas of the northern region of Piemonte. Across the globe the complex wine is applauded for bold flavors and graceful aging.
Happy toasts can be yours too with Barolo.