Conterno Fantino Barolo "Sori Ginestra" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 97] [JS 96] [VM 96] [WS 95] [DM 95]
Conterno Fantino Barolo "Sori Ginestra" DOCG 2019 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 97] [JS 96] [VM 96] [WS 95] [DM 95]

Conterno Fantino Barolo "Sori Ginestra" DOCG 2019
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WA 97] [JS 96] [VM 96] [WS 95] [DM 95]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

100% Nebbiolo from the historic Ginestra cru of Monforte d’Alba, one of the finest for Barolo, and 30-year-old vines, Guyot-trained. Soil is 27% sand, 51% silt and 22% clay, and surface under vine is 3 hectares, i.e. 7.4 acres. Gradient is 30%, exposure southern and altitude 360 meters (1,181 feet) above sea level. Crop yield is a mere 1.2 kilos per vine. Harvest is in mid-October (around Oct. 11th-20th). The wine is aged 2 years in French barriques, bottled around mid-July, and bottle-aged for a further year previous to release.

VINEYARD CHARACTARISTICS
Guyot-trained vines on the historical Ginestra cru in Monforte d'Alba; soil is 27% sand, 51% silt, 22% clay, surface 3 ha., ie 7.4 acres; age of vines 30 yrs old, 30% gradient. Exposure southern, altitude 360 meters asl, 1,181 ft, crops 1.2 kilos per vine

VINIFICATION AND AGING: Skin maceration for 7-10 days, ageing 2 yrs in French oak barriques, 1 yr in bottle.

TASTING NOTES
Deep garnet with ruby hues, rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries; full-bodied, luscious and austere on the palate

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Best served at 20° C (68° F), decanting 2 hours beforehand and paired with red meat and game

ANALYSIS DATA

Grapes: Nebbiolo (Lampia and Michet clones)
Longevity: Extremely long-living
Production: 
Winemaker: Guido & Fabio Fantino

Ratings & Reviews:

97 Points - Wine Advocate:
“The 2019 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sorì Ginestra has an almost botanical feel with lots of wildflowers, iris and garden herb that are layered into dark fruit, spice and rusty metal. The wine does not shy back in term of complexity, and there are many more adjectives that could be applied to the bouquet. In terms of mouthfeel, this elegant Barolo is quite smooth, with enough tannins and acidity to guarantee a long aging trajectory.” – Monica Larner (Aug 2023)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
“The 2019 Barolo Ginestra Vigna Sori Ginestra is one of the most elegant wines I ha ve ever tasted from Conterno-Fantino and the Ginestra cru. Ample and broad, with huge intensity, the Sori Ginestra is stunning. All the Ginestra signatures come through in the glass. The 2019 is deep and vibrant, yet also wonderfully fresh. There is a creaminess in the 2019 that is impossible to miss. This is so impressive.” - Antonio Galloni (Jan 2023)

96 Points - James Suckling:
“Notes of cherries, bergamot, lilac and pine nuts with hints of bark and licorice. Full and wide with compact but ultra-fine tannins that are evenly distributed across the palate. Very long and deep. Refined and opulent. Well-crafted. Try after 2027.” (Jun 2023)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
“This red exudes ripe cherry, raspberry, plum, floral and wild herb flavors wrapped in an embrace of toasty oak. Vibrant and intense, with superb balance and a long, fruit- and underbrush-filled aftertaste. Best from 2027 through 2047. 600 cases made, 180 cases imported.” – BS (Nov 2023)

95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"A great Barolo with an intoxicating nose of dried violet, almost potpourri, with intense cherry and pomegranate aromas. The elegance and intensity of Ginestra stands out here with incredibly well handled, velvety tannins, lifted acidity, and a super-savoury character. The vibrancy on the finish combined with its cleansing, elegant style ensure it's one for the long haul." - Aldo Fiordelli (Jan 2023)