Conterno Fantino Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris 2016 - Piedmont
Bottle size: 750ml
Maximum buy quantity no greater than 3 bottles.
100% Nebbiolo. Conterno Fantino Barolo Ginestra “Vigna del Gris” DOCG has a rich bouquet of ripe red fruits with a prevalence of red cherries. A superb but elegant and grand structure with just the right amount of acidity.
Vinification Process: The grapes undergo maceration on skins in rotating paddle fermenters for approximately 12 to 15 days.
Aging Process: The wine ages 24 months in French barriques, followed by about 12 months in the bottle.
The Conterno Fantino 2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris comes from a site in Monforte d'Alba that has a big component of loose sand in the soils. These well-draining conditions add to the softness and concentrated aromatic intensity of Nebbiolo. In fact, the bouquet here brings us a medley of red and purple fruits with some ripe blackberry and plum. It shows a hint of pretty cherry sweetness with spice, tobacco and candied licorice. The mouthfeel is full and generous, and this supple Barolo wraps smoothly and luxuriously over the palate. Some 9,100 bottles were made. 96+ points Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (July 2020)
Extremely perfumed with ripe strawberries and hints of dried flowers. Hints of hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with a solid core of ripe fruit and ripe, polished tannins. Tight center palate. Very persistent. This is reserved now, but shows beautiful potential. 95 points James Suckling
Founded in 1982, Conterno Fantino testifies to the talent and vision of viticulturist Claudio Conterno and his partner, oenologist Guido Fantino. These great wines start in exceptional vineyard sites in Monforte d’Alba and are lovingly nurtured in their state of the art winery at Bricco Bastia. This location is scenically set, overlooking the most ancient part of Monforte with a sweeping view of the majestic Alps.
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