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Colour: Red
Producer: Paolo Conterno
Region: Italy
Appellation: Barolo
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Barolo, Riserva, Ginestra, 2008

2 cases
Equiv. £66.67 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Extremely complex sloe crisp morello and sweet black cherry character. Bright, minerally and racy, great tension but with a silky, suave touch. Immensely deep and powerful but accomplished with it. Stunning. From South facing vines in the stellar Ginestra Cru of Monforte situated at between 300-350 metres above sea level. From particular plots in the middle and top of the slope of Ginestra where the oldest vines are. The wine is aged in large 35hl French cask for at least 5 and a half years but in some vintages, where needed, this can be up to 7 years. As is the case with the 2008. The ageing in case is then followed by another 6-12 months ageing in bottle.

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