Barolo 'Ginestra', Paolo Conterno
- The Ginestra is the crème de la crème of the Conterno estate
- 30-year-old vines enjoy perfect southern exposure in pockets of heavy clay
- 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
The dark-berry and fresh mushroom aromas are compelling in this wine. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with wonderful texture and tannins. Solid 2015. Drink from 2022.
The 2015 Barolo Ginestra opens with scents of raspberry, orange peel, star anise and cinnamon. Powerful and wiry, the 2015 expresses the essence of Ginestra, with that combination of aromatic intensity and nervous energy that is such a signature. I would cellar it for a few years, as the tannins are a bit edgy at this stage. Alternatively, a few hours of air will to the trick.