1997 Barolo Vigna del Gris Conterno-Fantino

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Average critic rating : 93.0 points



Conterno-Fantino's 1997 Barolo Vigne del Gris displays beautifully sweet black fruits in its aromatic profile, and huge, concentrated, full-bodied flavors with enormous muscle, amazing glycerin levels, and exceptional purity. This super-concentrated effort is just beginning to reveal the tell-tale Nebbiolo/Barolo traits of tar, rose petals, and sweet black cherry fruit. It requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and should easily last for two decades, although I doubt it will ever close down. This is a super-impressive Barolo. Wine Advocate.June, 2001

Azienda Agricola Conterno Fantino was established in 1982 by Guido Fantino and Claudio Conterno and enjoyed almost immediate success. The style here is polished and elegant. Barriques are used but never overwhelm; these are simply delicious wines.

“Conterno-Fantino remains one of my favorite Piedmont producers and is to be commended for the consistently high quality it delivers across its entire range.” Antonio Galloni

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