Barolo, Ciabot Mentin Ginestra
Domenico Clerico

Barolo, Ciabot Mentin Ginestra,

Destination

vintage

Domenico Clerico, Barolo, Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, 1999

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domenico Clerico, Barolo, Ciabot Mentin Ginestra, 1999

Flamboyant, untamed flavours of prunes, hedgerow fruit and dark chocolate bolstered by firm tannins.

Maturity:
Keep/Drink
ABV:
13.5%
95/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 1999 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra is a deep, emotional wine that brings back so many memories of tasting at the old Clerico winery with Domenico Clerico, his then winemaker Massimo Conterno and the team. Deep, rich and explosive on the palate, the 1999 Ciabot captures the spirit of the vintage and this era in Piedmont with its voluptuous depth, stunning richness and exceptional balance. Dark plum, mocha, espresso, spices and grilled herbs saturate the palate in a vivid, nuanced wine that is simply spellbinding.
Date Reviewed:
08/2014

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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style:
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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
Domenico Clerico

Domenico Clerico

In 1977 Domenico Clerico decided to leave his job as a salesman in order to work full time in his family’s estate. After several experiments in the cellar, Domenico’s friends persuaded him to make wine on a permanent basis. Vineyards were purchased in some of the most interesting crus of Monteforte: Ginestra in 1983, Pajana in 1989 and the last, Mosconi, in 1985. Domenico, who tragically passed away earlier in July 2017, is of the region’s great legends, as an advocate for the modern Barolo winemaking philosophy of short maceration and ageing in barriques. The wines display polish, structure and - most importantly - balance.

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