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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Paolo Conterno

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, Ginestra, 2012

12x75cl £380.00

10 cases, 2 bottles

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6x150cl £480.00

3 cases, 1 bottle

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Tasting Note:

Classic, chiselled, muscular and mineral in true Monforte style but with such lovely, balancing fresh, floral, sweet ripe fruit. Intensely mineral and stony in character, complimented by ripe dark berries, bittersweet cherry and notes of dried flower. Brilliant, clear and incisive. From South facing vines in the stellar Ginestra Cru of Monforte d’Alba situated at between 300-350 metres above sea level. The wine is aged in large, old 35hl French cask for 3 years followed by a further 6-12 months ageing in bottle.

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