Conterno Fantino – Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino
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Conterno Fantino - Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino

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Established in 1982 by Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno, the winery is scenically set overlooking the most ancient part of the medieval village of Monforte d’Alba, with a sweeping view of the majestic Southern Alps. Becoming quickly a cult classic, Conterno Fantino is one of the top producers of the region. The new generation has now taken over the 27 hectare organically farmed estate. The philosophy is still based on a modern approach promoting respect for the environment (biodynamic principles for vineyard management, solar panels and geothermal systems in the cellars), and ambitious wine making: manual harvest in small crates, spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeast, French oak barrels for ageing, and minimal use of sulfites. The resulting wines are enticing, dense, deep, and elegant, amongst the most refined in Piedmont.

Organic / biodynamic. 100% Nebbiolo from Sori Ginestra and Castelletto crus. Aged ten months in used French oak barrels. Ginestra is a historical cru of 10 hectares situated at an altitude between 300
and 350 metres, arranged on steep slopes, prevalently exposed to the south and in part to the south east. it is divided in several subzones. Sori Ginestra is the vineyard located right below the Hamlet of Ginestra, between Roddoli della Ginestra and Cascina Pajana. Forty year old vines rooted in a steep full south facing compact terroir composed of silt (50%), sand (28%), and clay (22%). Castelletto is a large and steep vineyard located between Monforte d’Alba and the frazione of Perno along the confines of Serralunga d’Alba. Vigna Pressenda is a subzone of Castellotto, right in the middle of the Hill, that features older marls from Lequio Formation.

Bold, racy and perfumed, with lovely depth. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of dark stone fruits, lavender, menthol and sage. Firm, incisive tannins support expressive pine, black cherry and spice notes. This is a baby Barolo that can be enjoyed now.

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Country Italy
Sub-Category: Barolo/Barbaresco
Market BC
Product Category: Red wine
Producer: Conterno Fantino
SKU BC: 455785
Case format: 6 bottles
Volume: 750ml
Accolades: 17++ JR, 90 Vinous

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