2016 Barolo Ginestra

2016 Barolo Ginestra

Diego Conterno
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Type: Red 

Vintage: 2016

Grape: Nebbiolo

Country: Italy

Appellation: Barolo Ginestra

The Barolo Ginestra is characterized by the elegance and the structure of this magnificent site, which has been in Diego's family for generations. The 2016 vintage was produced with a selection of grapes from the SORI plot; south facing, 40 year old vines at 370 metres above sea level. The wine is fermented in steel for 40 days, before ageing in 50 hl oak barrels for 20 months, in cement tanks for 12 months and another 18 months in bottle before release.

"The 2016 Barolo Ginestra captures all of the breadth and power of this highly regarded Monforte site. Black cherry, orange peel, dark spice, menthol and licorice are all wrapped together. Rich and potent, with firm tannins and a classic sense of structure, the 2016 bristles with real intensity in all of its dimensions. There is real substance and plenty of personality here."
94+ points, Antonio Galloni, October 2020.

"Monforte d’Alba. Will be released only in 2021, because Ginestra needs more time and is conceived as Riserva quality.
Lustrous mid ruby. Intense nose of brooding, fresh, ripe fruit and saline-minerally notes. Succulent, concentrated and perfectly balanced with supple acidity and rich, coating tannins on the finish. Amazing length and freshness."
17.5 pts (Walter Speller, Jancisrobinson.com)