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Conterno Fantino Barolo Mosconi 750ml 2009
Sku: 1819627
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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barolo
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
Reg. $106.49
On Sale $90.39
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Vinous 92 points - (from sand-rich soil and 55-year-old vines at an altitude reaching 400 meters; the highest in acidity of these 2009 Barolos): Dark red. Perfumed aromas of black cherry, licorice, flowers and mint. A pure, floral midweight, with bright acidity giving the wine a penetrating quality and intensifying the middle palate. Very tightly wound today, finishing with serious building tannins and superb cut. Seems the least obviously ripe of these 2009s: I might have picked this blind as a 2010. But does it have the density and depth for a long life in bottle? 92+ Points  (Nov 2013)

Wine Advocate 94 points - With the 2009 Barolo Mosconi there’s no doubt you are staring Nebbiolo straight in the eye. The wine shows enormous energy and a tight, tonic quality of fruit that is laced with dried cherry, herbal tones, pressed violets, powdered licorice and dried ginger. There’s a nervous, tight quality to the wine, especially in the mouth, that will soften with time. This is a fascinating wine that promises a slow and steady evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2025. (Jun 2013)

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Conterno Fantino, founded in 1982, testifies to the talent and vision of Claudio Conterno, vineyard manager and co-proprietor, and his friend and partner, Guido Fantino, who styles the wines. Like Claudio and Guido themselves, tradition and innovation are close friends at Conterno Fantino. French oak barriques and new wood marry Piedmont’s own, blockbuster structure, opulent, tightly knit texture, magnificent tannins and rich, layered flavors. Today, the property comprises 64 acres under vine, but Conterno Fantino’s initial nucleus dates back to the 1800s. In 1989, Guido and Claudio acquired terrain and built a state-of-the-art new winery inaugurated in 1994. This location is scenically set, dominating the most ancient section of Monforte and overlooked by the majestic sweep of the Alps. The subsequent thirteen years continued in the same vein: cru by cru, for the fullest, most faithful expression of individual terroirs. Conterno Fantino’s initial nucleus is the cru Ginestra: a historical one for Barolo, documented as far back as the 1800s. In 1989, Guido and Claudio acquired terrain from the nearby area of Bricco Bastia, within the commune of Monforte d’Alba. The newest generation has joined the winery in the form of Guido’s children. Fabio Fantino, an enologist, works side by side with his father styling the wines while Elisa handles PR and marketing.

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