2016 Conterno Fantino Ginestra Vigna del Gris Barolo

2016 Conterno Fantino Ginestra Vigna del Gris Barolo

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Conterno Fantino Ginestra Vigna del Gris Barolo
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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An extremely refined Barolo from a single site in an important Cru vineyard. A former star of our range -- now back with us -- the Del Gris is from a steep site in the Ginestra Cru, which faces south-south east on soils of sand and some silty clay. Fermentated in steel, this relatively elegant expression integrates a harmonious oak influence during aging. A highly in-demand and boutique offering from Conterno Fantino, this is a delicious Barolo to decant soon or cellar.

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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

93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2016 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris offers a striking balance of density and the more floral, high-toned notes that are so typical of this wine. Dried flowers, rose petal, mint, sweet spice and cedar are all nicely lifted. Beams of incisive tannin give the wine its vibrant, energetic feel." Drink 2021 - 2031

96/100 Huon Hooke (2014 vintage)

"Good depth of ruby colour with a nice tint of purple. The bouquet is sandalwood, rose petal and talc scented, while the palate is lean and firm and slightly angular, but very elegant. It's almost a bit pinot-like. Superb flavour and tight structure. A delicious wine. 13 MAR 2018."

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2015 vintage)

"The 2015 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris is perfectly executed, so measured and harmonious in its approach. Its lightly spicy notes are seamless and beautiful, with the same great texture, richness and succulent structure we have been seeing a lot of in this vintage. This is a Barolo with gravity and power and, at the same time, silkiness and grace. When uncorked five years from now (or more), the wine would pair with an elegant pâté." Drink 2022 - 2045

Stats & Food Matching

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    2022 - 2045

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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