2016 Conterno Fantino Castelletto Vigna Pressenda Barolo

2016 Conterno Fantino Castelletto Vigna Pressenda Barolo

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Conterno Fantino Castelletto Vigna Pressenda Barolo
94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A new and more elegant Barolo from one of Fantino's wonderful vineyard acquisitions, where some vines up to almost fifty years old. The Castelletto vineyard is in Monforte d"Alba, although a greater proportion of sand and silt in this south-east facing slope allows the Pressenda to offer a powerful expression that tends a little more toward the fine-boned and feminine. An outstanding and distinctive wine, the Pressenda is a unique Barolo for early to mid-aged drinking.

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$120.00 in mixed 6+ or $135.00 per bottle




Its Origins

Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino was established in 1982 by Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno. The state-of-the art winery is located on top of a hill overlooking the old village of Montforte d'Alba, enjoying an extraordinary view stretching out around the arc of Alps. Conterno Fantino's range comprises a Barolo DOCG from Sori Ginestra, and several DOC wines from Langhe, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d' Alba and a mono-varietal wine (Chardonnay). The style of their Barolo is modern, showing rich aromas and flavours, lush, soft texture and well-rounded tannins.

What The Critics Say

94+/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda is bright, punchy and super expressive, with striking floral and mineral top notes that lend energy and brilliance to this mid-weight Barolo. The purity of the flavors is just striking. Medium in body, gracious and nuanced, the Castelletto has so much to offer. This is a super-classic wine that shows significant tension and austerity; I would give it a few years to soften." Drink 2021 - 2031

94+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"The 2015 Barolo Castelletto Vigna Pressenda is a polished and tight cru that captures the elegant side of this vintage as well as the brightness of this fruit from vines in sandy soils just north of Monforte d'Alba that always offer more power and structure than most. This is a very open and frank Barolo, seamless and contoured, with lots of deep beauty. Present it with a platter of mild cheeses, but only after you have given the bottle a few more years in your cellar."

95/100 Huon Hooke (2014 vintage)

"Deepish red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet presents very attractive scents of balsamic herbs."

Stats & Food Matching

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    2021 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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