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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Paolo Conterno

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barolo

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, Ginestra, 2016

6x75cl £240.00

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3x150cl £290.00

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Tasting Note:

Deep but clearly pronounced fruity flavours. High intensity, complex and crisply pixelated winter berry fruit that helps cover the firm minerality and tannins. There is something wild and saline to this. Dark, chalky and mouth-watering. Concentrated but flowing. A gripping story with a great beginning middle and end. 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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