Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2015
(Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 94] [JS 94] [AG 93]
Regular price $120.00 Sale price $99.97 Save $20.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
From 2 vineyards, one of which goes back to 1950! The Mosconi cru is exactly parallel to SorÃ¬ Ginestra, albeit higher in altitude (averaging 400 meters, i.e. 1,312 feet) and less than a mile away. Surface under vine is 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres). Exposure is southeasterly and soil composition is 26%sand, 50% silt + 24% clay, rich in manganese, conducive to very high levels of polyphenols. Gradient is 30%.Barrique-aged 2 years, bottle-aged 1 year. In spite of Mosconi and SorÃ¬ Ginestraâ€™s vicinity and identical methods in the winery and cellars, the Barolo Mosconi has characteristics of its very own, almost purely because of the distinct clones and age of vines.
2 vyrds (1 planted in 1950!) at c. 400 m ie 1,312 feet asl, on a ridge (30% slope) running alongside the historic CF nucleus; 26% sand, 50% silt, 24% clay, rich in manganese, SE exposure.
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters for 6-7 days; aged 24 months in new barriques of French oak, in bottle 12 months previous to release.
Deep garnet in color, fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit, brier rose; gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins, complex, austere. (The soil's high manganese content endows the grapes with extremely high levels of polyphenols, particularly antho
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Meat dishes, seasoned cheese, structured dishes
Alc. cont. 14% by vol., dry extract 33.8 g/l, total acidity 5.5 g/l, volatile acidity 0.85 g/l, residual sugar 2.4 g/l, pH 3.4
Longevity: Extremely long cellar life
Production: 5,200 bottles
Winemaker: Guido & Fabio Fantino
Ratings & Reviews
94 Points - James Suckling:
"Aromas of dark berries and hints of iron and spice follow through to a full body, lots of tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows intensity and power. Drink in 2022 and beyond." - (January 25, 2019)
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This sample shows that the 2015 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped is surely a child of its hot vintage. You really can feel the warmth in this dark and concentrated Barolo and its 15% alcohol. There is a lot of round, ripe and fruit-forward intensity here, but there is no doubting its elegance. Dark fruit notes mix with earthy tones of potting soil and dark truffle." - Monica Larner (28th Jun 2019)
93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2015 Barolo Mosconi is deep, succulent and richly-textured on the palate. The intensity, power and gravitas of Mosconi comes through in a wine of dark, brooding intensity. Smoke, leather, scorched earth, tar and licorice add to the wine's distinctly virile personality. I would prefer to drink it on the earlier side." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)