Barolo Ginestra 'Vigna Sori Ginestra' 2017

Barolo Ginestra 'Vigna Sori Ginestra' 2017

Chianti Superiore 2019

Chianti Superiore 2019

Barolo Ginestra 'Vigna del Gris' 2017

Over the last few years Fabio has been reducing the percentage of new oak in the baroli and the four baroli are made in a very similar way. Fourteen days on skins followed by malolactic fermentation in barrique, one third new. At the conclusion of malo, the wines are racked and returned to barriques until the following September when about half of each wine is moved into 25hL casks for one year. Calculating the percentage of new wood, something the industry has become a little too obsessed with, is complicated. Castelletto and Sori Ginestra are half aged in 25hL casks but Mosconi is about 40hL in total so one cask is more than half of the production. Vigna del Gris on the other hand is 75hL in total and just one 25hL is filled. 

Vigna del Gris comes from the south eastern most part of Ginestra where the soils have more sand.  Typically the most 'open' of the three Barolos, with striking floral and red fruit aromatics, the palate elegant and restrained with refined tannins. Antonio Galloni describes Vigna del Gris as a "Piedmontese version of a Volnay." We say buy both wines from Ginestra and drink the Vigna del Gris first!

$200 per bottle
Availability: In stock
SKU
3798
"The 2017 Barolo Ginestra Vigna del Gris is classic Gris. Bright, focused and taut in feel, 2017 offers up a whole range of floral and spice top notes that give the wine terrific freshness. On the palate, the Gris is a bit nervous, as it always is, yet with superb balance and class. The tannins can be a bit edgy here, but the 2017 keeps everything in check. This is such a pretty wine." 93 points, Antonio Galloni
More Information
Wine Category red
Village Monforte d'Alba
Vintage 2017
Region Piedmont
Bottle Size 750ml
Winemaker Fabio Fantino
Winery Conterno Fantino