Fontanafredda is a historic estate in the commune of the same name in Piedmont. It has long been regarded as one of the great producers of the region, and has a large range of wines including single-vineyard Barolos, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Moscato d’Asti. The estate was established in 1858 when the land was purchased by King Vittorio Emanuele II of Sardinia (later the first king of Italy) for Rosa Vercellana, a drum major’s daughter with whom he had fallen in love. Rosa was made Countess of Mirafiori and Fontanafredda a year later. The wine business started in 1878 under her management and that of the king’s son Emanuele Guerrieri, the Count of Mirafiore.