Conterno Fantino Barolo Mosconi 2006
Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
100% Nebbiolo from a new vineyard parallel to Sori Ginestra but higher in altitude, averaging 1312 feet. The vines date back to 1950, with some replanted in 1999-2000, propagating the best existing vines onto new rootstock. Southeasterly exposure with soils high in calcareous marls, rich in magnesium, conducive to very high levels of polyphenols.
"The 2006 Barolo Mosconi emerges from the glass with a powerful expression of plums, prunes, sweet spices and menthol, showing tons of plumpness in a juicy, full-throttle style. The Mosconi, from a south-facing vineyard in Monforte, is a decidedly opulent, powerful wine loaded with intensity and sheer weight. Though never a particularly subtle Barolo, in 2006 the Mosconi is truly exceptional. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep red-ruby. Superripe aroma of red fruits, brown spices and tobacco. Fat with sweet fruit, with the expansive middle palate combining lush texture and serious power. The dense and powerful but sweet tannins arrive late, allowing the fruit to expand on the back end. The small and less well-known but superb Mosconi vineyard, just to the south of Ginestra, is also the source of Clerico's Per Cristina bottling and Rocche dei Manzoni's Big d'Big."
International Wine Cellar
"Shows dark chocolate, plum, tobacco and leather notes up front, then the aggressive tannins take over. The finish is gripping and dry, but there’s sweet fruit that returns, managing the tannins in the end. Requires faith. Best from 2014 through 2035."
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This classic Langhe winery, founded in 1982, testifies to the talent and vision of Claudio Conterno and his friend and partner, Guido Fantino, who styles the wines. French oak barriques and new wood marry Piedmont"s own, blockbuster structure, opulent, tightly knit texture, magnificent tannins and rich, layered flavors. Today, the property comprises 57 acres under vine. Soil...
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(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...
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The King of Piedmont
Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the
most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to
Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has
long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...
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