**DISCLAIMER** My lack of enthusiasm for this wine is through no fault of the wine, but rather from a general malaise brought about by the daily deluge of general bad news, seemingly about everything. Anyway, the 2007 Briccotondo is an otherwise solid Barbera from Fontanafredda, an estate founded in the late 1800's by Emanuele Guerreri, son of King Victor Emmanuel II, first King of a united Italy. Dark purple-ish/red color. Full nose of black fruit. Nice acidity. Added richness and finish provided by nearly 1/2 year aging in a mix of new French oak barrels and large Slavonian oak casks. Very ugly black, white, red, and silver label.