Conterno Fantino, Barolo Vigna Mosconi DOCG 2015

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  • Type:

    Red

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Piedmont

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Grape:

    Nebbiolo

  • Grape Blend:

    Nebbiolo 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Guido Fantino

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna Mosconi DOCG 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A deep garnet ruby red, with a powerful, lingering nose conjuring up fruits of the forest and dog-roses. A dry taste, backed with body.

Production Notes

In the village of Monforte dAlba the cru Mosconi the nebbiolo vines are planted on a mixture of sand, silt and clay. The exposure is south facing and the altitude is 360 to 380 m above sea level. The cultivation technique is guyot with a density of 4500/5000 vines per hectare. Maceration on the skins in rotating paddle fermenters for approx. 18 days. The wine is matured for 24 months in French oak barriques (225 Lt) of which 50% is new, followed by 12 months in the 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.