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Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2005

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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Winemaker Notes

A ruby to garnet gem with complex bouquet of berry fruit, brier rose, tobacco, subtle goudron and licorice confirmed on the rich, full, majestic, lingering palate.

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Conterno Fantino's 2005 Sori Ginestra demonstrates why Ginestra is justly regarded as one of Piedmont’s top vineyards. The wine is simply beautiful in the way the bouquet melds seamlessly into the fruit, all of which comes together on the building finish, where the typical balsamic and mentholated notes that are often found in this wine make an appearance. The 2005 is a fresh, vibrant Sori Ginestra with notable depth, and while some of the muscle and sheer excitement of the very finest vintages is missing, this is a very pretty, harmonious wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Sweet berry, floral and cedar aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. A beauty. This is always so polished and wonderfully crafted. Best after 2012. 555 cases made.
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Conterno Fantino, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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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 composition is sand, silt, clay; gradient of slopes 20-35%, and vine age is 15-40 years. Conterno Fantino's initial nucleus is cru Ginestra: a historical one for Barolo, documented as far back as the 1800s. In 1989, Guido and Claudio acquired terrain from the nearby area of Bricco Bastia, within the commune of Monforte d'Alba, where they eventually built a state-of-the-art new winery inaugurated in 1994. This location is scenically set, dominating the most ancient section of Monforte and overlooked by the majestic sweep of the Alps. Conterno Fantino exclusively employs geothermal energy: less CO2, more respect for the environment.
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