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[PRE ARRIVAL] Conterno Fantino "Vignota" Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018 (Piedmont, Italy)
Conterno Fantino "Vignota" Barbera d'Alba DOC 2018 (Piedmont, Italy)


 
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Winery: Canterno Fantino
Varietal: 100% Barbera
Region: Barbera d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CONTERNOFANTBARBERAVIGNOTA18-W
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About this wine:

100% Barbera from the Ginestra, Pajana, Mosconi, Bussia Sottana & Ornati vineyards, partly old, partly planted over the past 15 years (average age of vines is 15 years old). Surface under vine totals 6.5 ha, 16 acres, on the finest hillsides, particularly windy hilltops and marly-calcareous soil with high percentages of sand and silt. Average altitude is around 1,150 feet (350 meters) above sea level, and exposure is southern, eastern, and southwestern. Grapes (a mere 60 quintals per hectare) are harvested the first ten days of October. The wine is aged in 2nd-year barriques for 10 months; bottling is around the last week of July, followed by 2 more months’ bottle age.

VINEYARD CHARACTARISTICS
Ginestra, Pajana, Mosconi, Bussia Sottana & Ornati vyards, partly old; total 6.5 ha., 16 acres, on the finest hillsides, particularly windy hilltops & marly-calcareous soil w/high percentages of sand & silt; c. 1,150 ft average altitude, S, E, SW exposure

VINIFICATION AND AGING: Skin maceration, temperature-controlled; aged in 2nd-year barriques for about 10 months

TASTING NOTES
Intense ruby red, turns garnet in time; fruity and herbaceous bouquet w/notes of ripe cherry confirmed on full, fresh, flavorful palate. Long, crisp finish.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Particularly suited to first courses, pasta, risotto, as well as meat dishes and cheese. The grower suggests pairing this Barbera with a typical Piedmontese dish called bagna caoda, consisting in raw vegetables, especially bell peppers, with an anchovy an

ANALYSIS DATA
Alcohol cont. by volume: 14.5%; total acidity (in tartaric acid): 6.4 g/l; free acidity (in acetic acid): 0.7 g/l; residual sugar: 1.5 g/l; total dry extract: 32.8 g/l; pH: 3.35

Grapes: Barbera
Longevity: Very cellar-worthy
Production: 30,000 bottles
Winemaker: Guido & Fabio Fantino

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling (2017 Vintage):
"Lots of crushed blackberries and violets follow through to a full body and firm, silky tannins. Very structured for a barbera. Shows polish and precision. Drink now or hold." - (13 Aug, 2019)



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