Conterno-Fantino Ginestrino Langhe Nebbiolo 2016
Region: Langhe/ Piedmont of Italy
Village: Monforte d'Alba
Grape variety: Nebbiolo 100%
Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation and maceration in stainless steel horizontal fermenters for 8-10 days
Ageing: french oak barrels
First harvest: 1984
Bottles produced: Approximately 30,000-35,000
*This wine is made from organically grown grapes certified by CCPB srl - Bologna
Rating and reviews:
93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is the best edition of Ginestrino I have tasted. It is also one of the best Langhe Nebbiolos in recent memory. I recommend you buy the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino not by the bottle but by the case load. Conterno Fantino does not make a so-called base or village Barolo. Instead, it offers this wine as if it were a Barolo. It is released early (with 40,000 bottles this year) to showcase the delicious primary fruit. The bouquet offers beautiful layering of wild berry, spice, cola, anise seed and rose hip. The tannins are silky and smooth.
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