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New Release of Paolo Conterno 2016 Barolo

by Hugh French | Oct 17, 2020

 

Paolo Conterno

Proprietor Giorgio Conterno continues to produce sleek, stylish wines from his holdings in the Ginestra sub-zone in Monforte. I can think of no better estate than this to recommend for readers who want to explore the subtleties of the prestigious Ginestra cru in Monforte...
Anotonio Galloni, vinous.com

 

 

Situated upon the steep slopes of one of the most significant Barolo Cru, Ginestra, Giorgio Conterno of Paolo Conterno produces robust yet fine examples of Nebbiolo balancing immensely defined structure and elevated fruit character. The 2016 vintage presented near perfect conditions in Barolo resulting in outstanding quality with fantastic yields and today we are pleased to offer you a selection Paolo Conterno Barolo from this exciting vintage.

All wines below are available to order now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links below or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or callus on 03 9419 6990.

 

 

2017 Langhe Nebbiolo 'A Mant' DOC
Usually $75 - Special Offer $65

 

Like every one of the reds from Paolo Conterno, the Langhe Nebbiolo is sourced directly from the steep exposure of the Ginestra hill. The fruit from the younger plantings makes its way into Langhe Nebbiolo for what is always a great precursor to the next Barolo vintage. In this case, there are two parcels on the South-West facing portion of the calcerous clay of Ginestra.
Distributor Notes, Vinify

 

2016 Barolo 'Riva Del Bric' DOCG
Usually $140 - Special Offer $120

Compared to Paolo Conterno's higher priced Barolo from Ginestra, this wine is made with younger vines (that are 25-years-old on average). The 2016 Barolo Riva del Bric is slightly more open-knit and accessible as a result. The approach is versatile, but this lovely wine captures the sharpness and focus of the vintage. The aromas are linear and bright with wild cherry, crushed flower and blood orange. Earthy and ferrous background notes also appear. Winemaking culminates with 36 months in large oak casks.
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate - 93 Points

 

2016 Barolo 'Ginestra' DOCG
Usually $240 - Special Offer $205

 

The Paolo Conterno 2016 Barolo Ginestra is the wine that best represents the personality and work of its creator winemaker and proprietor Giorgio Conterno. Fruit is selected from the part of the Ginestra cru that is planted to 40-year-old vines of Nebbiolo. It is fermented in stainless steel and ages in botte grande for 36 months. You taste concentrated fruit with sweet flavors of blackberry and dried cherry. Delicate aromas of grilled herb licorice and camphor ash slowly come into view. The wine closes with elegant but softly yielding tannins.
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate - 95 Points

 

2012 Barolo 'Ginestra Riserva' DOCG
Usually $600 - Special Offer $530

Looking really beautiful at the moment. Balance of autumnal undergrowth, perfumed fruit and damsons. Finely tuned tannins, chalky and present and supported by good fresh acidity. This is a complete wine that is in a sweet spot.
Alistair Cooper, jancisrobinson.com - 17.5/20

 

ALSO AVAILABLE:
Mixed 6 Pack

Usually $1205- Special Offer $999

– Contains the following:

2017 Langhe Nebbiolo 'A Mant' DOC x 3
2016 Barolo ‘Riva Del Bric’ DOCG x1
2016 Barolo ‘Ginestra' DOCG x1
2012 Barolo ‘Ginestra Riserva’ DOCG x1

 

 

These wines are available to order now at our special offer prices for the next 7 days only. To place your order simply click on the links above or return the attached form, by email, by fax on 03 9419 6970 or call us on 03 9419 6990.

 

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