Barolo 'Ginestra', Paolo Conterno
- The Ginestra is the crème de la crème of the Conterno estate
- 30-year-old vines
- Perfect southern exposure in pockets of heavy clay
- 300-350 meters elevation
- Maceration for up to 30 days and aged 42 months in 35 HL French oak casks
- 1,333 cases produced
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Press & Reviews
Beautiful and balanced red with dried-strawberry, cedar and floral aromas and flavors that follow to a medium body, integrated tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Drink after 2021.
The 2016 Barolo Ginestra shows all of the aromatic and flavor intrigue that is such a signature of this site. Pine, menthol, licorice, orange peel, mint and macerated red cherry all flesh out effortlessly. Mid-weight structure and a good bit of inner sweetness gives the 2016 a feeling of accessibility, until the firm Ginestra tannins kick in. Time in the glass brings out a nice kick of textural breadth. The 2016 is such a pretty wine. I would cellar it for a few years, though.