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Barolo 'Ginestra', Paolo Conterno

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
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barolo
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
95
Date:
2020-07-23

James Suckling

Score:
93
Date:
2020-08-05
Review:
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.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-03-01
Review:
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.