T. +44 (0)20 7484 6430
  • London: +44 (0)20 7484 6430
  • Edinburgh: +44 (0)131 226 4202
  • Hong Kong: +852 3628 3627
0 items
Checkout

Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Paolo Conterno

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Piedmont

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barolo, Riserva, Ginestra, 2010

6x150cl £1,330.00

1 case

Add to Basket

Tasting Note:

An immense Barolo of great stature. A dark ominously brooding nose, big strapping flavours on the palate but all beautifully fine-grained and defined. Serious and structured dark berry fruits with an incredibly mouth-watering minerality cutting through. Multi-layered notes of bramble, cherry, iron, cool earth, roasted meat blood orange and salt. As large-framed as this is, there is no excess fat and your mouth is left clear and clean. 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 year (as is the case with the 2009) but in some vintages, where needed, this can be up to 7 years. The ageing is then followed by another 6-12 months ageing in bottle.

Discover Italy

The general quality of Italian wine has never been better and, certainly in Piedmont, there has been a succession of great vintages, broken only by the minor blip that was the tumultuous 2002 vintage.

In the UK we seem to be gaining an increasingly insatiable thirst for modern Italian wines. ...