Conterno Fantino, Barolo Vigna del Gris DOCG 2015

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    Nebbiolo 100%

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    Guido Fantino

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Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris DOCG 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A behemoth of a nose, concentrated, complex and commanding. The palate is full and structured but surprisingly well rounded with black fruit, liquorice and mocha flavours, hints of rose petal and a defiant finish.

Production Notes

Manual harvest, with accurate grape selection in the vineyard. The soil is calcareous-marly, with sandy veins. Vigna del Gris vineyard, part of the Ginestra terroir within the commune of Monforte d'Alba, is south/southeasterly exposed.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 95pts (2015) - The 2015 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris is perfectly executed, so measured and harmonious in its approach. Its lightly spicy notes are seamless and beautiful, with the same great texture, richness and succulent structure we have been seeing a lot of in this vintage. This is a Barolo with gravity and power and, at the same time, silkiness and grace. When uncorked five years from now (or more), the wine would pair with an elegant pate.

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.