Conterno Fantino, Barolo DOCG Sori Ginestra 2016

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    Nebbiolo 100%

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    Guido Fantino

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Conterno Fantino Barolo DOCG Sori Ginestra 2016 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This Barolo comes from the famous cru of the same name in Monteforte, an historic vineyard that is considered one of the finest for growing Nebbiolo. An attractive nose of roses, tar and ripe black fruits. This Barolo is of a more elegant, refined style with very fine tannins resulting in a silky texture.

Production Notes

Monforte dAlba Cru: Ginestra Varietal: Nebbiolo 100% Vineyard planted in: 1971 - 1983 - 1988 Soil types: sand 27%, silt 51%, clay 22% Exposure: South Altitude: from 340 to 360 meters above sea level Vineyard slope: 30% Training system: Guyot Density: 4.500/5.000 vines per ha Harvest method: selected and picked by hand in mid- October Average production: 5 t/ha - 35 hl/haIn. Vinification: alcoholic fermentation and maceration on the skins in stainless steel horizontal . The wine is maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters for about 7-8 days. The elevage takes place in in oak for 24 months, plus approximately 12 months in bottle.

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Producer Profile

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 dAlba 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. Conterno Fantino's historical nucleus is Ginestra, one of the historical crus of Monforte documented as far back as the 19th century. Dolcetto Bricco Bastia is from the vineyard adjacent to the winery and is packed with ripe fruit and spice. Barbera Vignota is from a roll call of Monforte cru vineyards: Ginestra, Bussia Sottana, Mosconi, Pajana and Ornati. The wine is intensely perfumed with lush red cherry fruit and a rich, ripe palate balanced by fresh acidity and a beautiful finish. In 2017 Conterno Fantino will debut their new Barolo from the Monforte cru of Castelletto. Sori Ginestra and Vigna del Gris are aged in barrique, 50% new, whilst Mosconi and Castelletto are aged in a combination of barrique and bottle. Sori Ginestra is southerly exposed at 300m on marly, calcareous terrain, conducive to remarkable structure and cellar life. Vigna del Gris, also from Ginestra at 300m, is on a sandier portion that faces south-east and favours delicacy and elegance. Mosconi retains part of its original plantings from 1950 and is opposite Ginestra, at a slightly higher altitude of 400m and southerly exposed. The vineyard is high in manganese and produces a Barolo with solid tannins that need time to evolve.