Red, Ready, but will keep

2004 Barolo Sori Ginestra, Conterno Fantino

2004 Barolo Sori Ginestra, Conterno Fantino

Red | Ready, but will keep | Conterno Fantino | Code:  3381 | 2004 | Nebbiolo | Full Bodied, Dry | 14.0 % alcohol


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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs


Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

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Scores and Reviews



WA - Conterno-Fantino have once again produced one of the vintages finest wines with their stunning 2004 Barolo Sori Ginestra. This explosive, heady Barolo bursts onto the palate with seamless layers of ripe dark fruit, black cherries, menthol, cinnamon, and minerals, revealing profound depth and richness. It offers superb length, gorgeous, sweet tannins and a finish that lasts recent years Conterno and Fantino have taken their wines to an entirely new level. These Barolos can often be massively structured ...yet the 2004s have incredibly sweet, ripe tannins. Simply put, this is a superb collection of 2004 Barolos.
(Antonio Galloni - - Dec 07)

The Producer

Conterno Fantino

Conterno Fantino

Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino was established in 1982 by Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno. The state-of-the art winery is located on top of a hill overlooking the old village of Montforte d'Alba, enjoying an extraordinary view stretching out around the arc of Alps.

Conterno Fantino's range comprises a Barolo DOCG from Sori Ginestra, and several DOC wines from Langhe, Barbera d'Alba, Dolcetto d' Alba and a mono-varietal wine (Chardonnay).

The style of their Barolo is modern, showing rich aromas and flavours, lush, soft texture and well-rounded tannins.

The Grape



Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.

A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.

Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.

Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.

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