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[PRE ARRIVAL] Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)
Conterno Fantino Barolo "Mosconi Vigna Ped" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)


 
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Winery: Conterno-Fantino
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Monforte, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: CONTERNOFANTBAROLOMOSCO16-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

From 2 vineyards, one of which goes back to 1950! The Mosconi cru is exactly parallel to Sorì Ginestra, albeit higher in altitude (averaging 400 meters, i.e. 1,312 feet) and less than a mile away. Surface under vine is 1.3 hectares (3.2 acres). Exposure is southeasterly and soil composition is 26%sand, 50% silt + 24% clay, rich in manganese, conducive to very high levels of polyphenols. Gradient is 30%.Barrique-aged 2 years, bottle-aged 1 year. In spite of Mosconi and Sorì Ginestra’s vicinity and identical methods in the winery and cellars, the Barolo Mosconi has characteristics of its very own, almost purely because of the distinct clones and age of vines.

VINEYARD CHARACTARISTICS
2 vyrds (1 planted in 1950!) at c. 400 m ie 1,312 feet asl, on a ridge (30% slope) running alongside the historic CF nucleus; 26% sand, 50% silt, 24% clay, rich in manganese, SE exposure.

VINIFICATION AND AGING
Maceration on the skins in rotary fermenters for 6-7 days; aged 24 months in new barriques of French oak, in bottle 12 months previous to release.

TASTING NOTES
Deep garnet in color, fruity bouquet recalling brushwood, berry fruit, brier rose; gorgeous structure, ripe, rich tannins, complex, austere. (The soil's high manganese content endows the grapes with extremely high levels of polyphenols, particularly antho

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Meat dishes, seasoned cheese, structured dishes

ANALYSIS DATA
Alc. cont. 14% by vol., dry extract 33.8 g/l, total acidity 5.5 g/l, volatile acidity 0.85 g/l, residual sugar 2.4 g/l, pH 3.4

Longevity: Extremely long cellar life
Production: 5,200 bottles
Winemaker: Guido & Fabio Fantino

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling (2015 Vintage):
"Aromas of dark berries and hints of iron and spice follow through to a full body, lots of tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Shows intensity and power. Drink in 2022 and beyond." - (January 25, 2019)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage):
"This sample shows that the 2015 Barolo Mosconi Vigna Ped is surely a child of its hot vintage. You really can feel the warmth in this dark and concentrated Barolo and its 15% alcohol. There is a lot of round, ripe and fruit-forward intensity here, but there is no doubting its elegance. Dark fruit notes mix with earthy tones of potting soil and dark truffle." - Monica Larner (28th Jun 2019)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2015 Vintage):
"The 2015 Barolo Mosconi is deep, succulent and richly-textured on the palate. The intensity, power and gravitas of Mosconi comes through in a wine of dark, brooding intensity. Smoke, leather, scorched earth, tar and licorice add to the wine's distinctly virile personality. I would prefer to drink it on the earlier side." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2019)



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