The do enjoy a label change over at Fontanfredda. This from a section of Fontanfredda’s eponymous cru in Serralunga. Took me by surprise a little, this wine, and shows evolution in style and good handling of the most noble grape.
Classic liquorice and roses, earthy and spicy, minor level of wood showing. It’s fine and kind of svelte, tarry and lively at once, with orange and juicy cherry flavour, fine grained tannin, and solid length. Much to like here. Drink 2020 - 2033. 93 Points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front. (Sept 2018)
The Vigna la Rosa is located behind the gardens beyond the central cluster of buildings that make up the stunningly beautiful Fontanafredda estate. The 2013 Barolo Vigna la Rosa offers firm structure and elegance, that stylistically speaking pegs the wine closer to the more robust Serralunga d'Alba identity. This wine is aged in a combination of barrique and large oak casks. The bouquet is redolent of dark fruit and spice and there is a distant hint of roasted chestnut on the finish. It offers staying power and strength. Drink 2019 - 2030. 93 Points. Monica Larner, Wine Advocate. (July 2017).