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[PRE ARRIVAL] Conterno Fantino Barolo "Sori Ginestra" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)
Conterno Fantino Barolo "Sori Ginestra" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)

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Winery: Conterno-Fantino
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Ginestra, Monforte, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:

100% Nebbiolo from the historic Ginestra cru of Monforte d’Alba, one of the finest for Barolo, and 30-year-old vines, Guyot-trained. Soil is 27% sand, 51% silt and 22% clay, and surface under vine is 3 hectares, i.e. 7.4 acres. Gradient is 30%, exposure southern and altitude 360 meters (1,181 feet) above sea level. Crop yield is a mere 1.2 kilos per vine. Harvest is in mid-October (around Oct. 11th-20th). The wine is aged 2 years in French barriques, bottled around mid-July, and bottle-aged for a further year previous to release.

Guyot-trained vines on the historical Ginestra cru in Monforte d'Alba; soil is 27% sand, 51% silt, 22% clay, surface 3 ha., ie 7.4 acres; age of vines 30 yrs old, 30% gradient. Exposure southern, altitude 360 meters asl, 1,181 ft, crops 1.2 kilos per vine

VINIFICATION AND AGING: Skin maceration for 7-10 days, ageing 2 yrs in French oak barriques, 1 yr in bottle.

Deep garnet with ruby hues, rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries; full-bodied, luscious and austere on the palate

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Best served at 20° C (68° F), decanting 2 hours beforehand and paired with red meat and game

Alcohol cont. by volume: 14.5%; total acidity (in tartaric acid): 5.9 g/l; free acidity (in acetic acid): 0.78 g/l; residual sugar: 2.7 g/l; total dry extract: 33.2 g/l; pH: 3.4

Grapes: Nebbiolo (Lampia and Michet clones)
Longevity: Extremely long-living
Production: 16,000 bottles
Winemaker:Guido & Fabio Fantino

Ratings & Reviews
97 Points - James Suckling (2015 Vintage):
"This has a very impressive nose with ripe red cherries and plums, as well as abundant notes of sweet spice. The palate delivers a very assertive, plush and fleshy impression with a core of incredibly vibrant fruit that holds super fresh. The tannins are vibrant and the length is very impressive. Try from 2023. " - (7 Jan, 2019)

94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2015 Vintage):
"The 2015 Barolo Sorì Ginestra shows why this site is so highly regarded. Soaring aromatics make a strong opening statement. Spice, menthol, licorice, macerated cherry, blood orange, leather and pine all fill out the wine's ample frame. Powerful, deep and layered, the Sorì Ginestra is a super-classic Conterno-Fantino Barolo. In this vintage, the tannins are especially polished, something that has not always been the case with young Sorìs." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)

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