Diego Conterno 2015 Barolo Ginestra
Producer: Diego Conterno
Appellation: Barolo Ginestra
Case Size: 6
Working out of their winery on the outskirts of the town of Monforte d'Alba, which overlooks a number of their vineyards, Diego and Stefano employ superb farming techniques and traditional methods for their wines. In the vineyards, they work organically and entirely by hand, tending each parcel carefully and methodically. Moreover, they make very strict selections at harvest, choosing only the best fruit from each of their plots. Fermentations are long and slow, and they prefer cement and, increasingly, Botte Grande (large cask) to mature the Nebbiolo. Harnessing their exquisite terroirs, Diego and Stefano make breathtaking wines, which embody the best elements of Monforte d'Alba: structure, texture, minerality and longevity. Perhaps best of all, in a world where the price of top tier Barolo is ever increasing, the wines of Diego Conterno remain very modestly priced. These are stunning wines that should not be missed!
"The 2015 Barolo Ginestra melds together the breadth of Ginestra with some of the soft fruit for this site, all while retaining a very classic sense of structure. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, orange peel, star anise and dried herbs give the 2015 lovely brightness and fragrance to play off its mid-weight structure." Antonio Galloni, 92 pts