Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2006 Front Label
Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2006 Front Label

Conterno Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2006

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Winemaker Notes

100% select Nebbiolo cru from southerly exposed vines on Ginestra's marly, calcareous terrain, conducive to remarkable structure and cellar life. The vineyard is at 984 feet above sea level, Guyot-trained, with a density of 2,000 vines per acre. Temperature-controlled fermentation at 28° C lasts 7 to 10 days, after which the wine is aged in French oak for up to 24 months, with a further year in the bottle. Intense ruby red in color. Deep aromas of raspberry with hints of menthol. Persistent tannins that are well balanced in the structure of the wine.

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The estate's 2006 Barolo Sori Ginestra is massive and intense. Layers of aromatic nuance and complexity are backed up with powerful, dense fruit. Today the wine is quite understandably painfully young, and patience is required for the tannins to soften, but this is a highly promising Barolo. With time in the glass, the signature notes of menthol, spices, pine and minerals gain focus and clarity, giving a hint of what is in store for the future. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A deep, powerful expression of dark chocolate, blackberry, tobacco and tar flavors, with a coating of dry tannins. This is a big, in-your-face kind of red, with a carefree swagger and time on its hands. Balanced on the tannic side. 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 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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