2017 Conterno Fantino Vigna Sori Ginestra Barolo

97 Points Decanter
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An important wine from older vines in one of Barolo's most historic vineyards. The Ginestra cru is located in Montforte d'Alba, where the sandy clay soils lie at a 30% gradient on a sun-facing slope. The result is a full-textured and rather brooding style, though with beautiful definition and finesse. An impressive prospect for medium to long term cellaring, the Sori Ginestra is one to collect.
$148.00 in mixed 6+ or $165.00 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

97/100 Decanter, Aldo Fiordelli

"Pale ruby in hue with a dense colour, full of intriguing leafy lightness with fresh mint, pomegranate and rosehip. This shines for its elegance. A concentration of citrus and darker fruits overlay fresh acidity and solid, muscular tannins which are typical of Ginestra - in my experience this Sorì can be even more austere in the best vintages. Hailed as a warm vintage, the 2017 here expresses an extraordinary freshness with a citrus finish. Outstanding ageing potential." Drink 2022 - 2040

95/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner

"An important and cellar-worthy wine, the Conterno Fantino 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra shows ripe fruit and wild berry, with background tones of grill herb, licorice and pressed blue flowers. There are hints of eucalyptus and white pepper that add extra lift and intensity to the bouquet. This is an excellent wine that is very different from the epic 2016 vintage, which scored an extraordinary and well-deserved 98 points; this vintage does not reach that stratospheric level of complexity or depth. When it is ready to open, note that it carries an alcohol content of 15%, so an elaborate truffle meal is probably in order. Exactly 12,124 bottles were released." Drink 2024 - 2044

"Deep red with a hint of purple. A quite complex bouquet of plum and red apple skins, licorice, eucalypt and forest floor, some toasty oak also present. A powerhouse of a wine on the palate, of formidable structure with a taut line of acidity and a very firm tannin grip. This will benefit from at least 5 years in the cellar 02 APR 2021." Drink 2026 - 2049

Variety Nebbiolo
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 15.00%
Maturity 2022 - 2049

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK



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