2017 Conterno Fantino Ginestra Vigna del Gris Barolo
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 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"I always love the purity of aromas delivered in wine from this 1.8-hectare site with loose, well-draining soils in the celebrated Ginestra cru of Monforte d'Alba. The Conterno Fantino 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris boasts a slightly more delicate and finessed aromatic approach with tighter weaving and an almost fragile personality. However, the warm 2017 vintage conditions do their part to build up the concentrated power and fruit weight of this Barolo. I found this wine to be more reticent in terms of mouthfeel; however, that may be a reflection of my early tasting. I'd love to come back and visit this wine at the 10-year mark and later. This was a release of exactly 9,082 bottles." Drink 2024 - 2040
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."
93/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2016 vintage)
"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."
|2024 - 2040
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