Wine Conterno Fantino, "Vigna Del Gris", Barolo DOCG, 2006
The wine is a deep ruby color with a slight tinge of brick on the edges of the glass.
Taste an elegant wine, juicy, rich, perfectly balanced, with abundant but smooth tannins, generous fruit tones, complemented by nuances of flowers and spices. The finish is long, persistent.
Complex, rich aroma of wine is made of notes of ripe red berries, blackberries, floral tones and spicy nuances.
The wine is an excellent accompaniment to grilled or stewed meat, fondue, traditional Italian dishes, truffles, mature cheeses.
Vintage 2006 is really outstanding. Warm, but not too hot summer allowed the berries to reach perfect maturity, while maintaining juiciness and aromatic complexity. Wine Barolo "Vigna del Gris" in 2006 demonstrates the complex and elegant aroma, rich flavor, with a perfect balance of acidity and tannins. Experts recommend to decant the wine for 2 hours before serving. The expected maturity of the wine: 2016-2026 years.
In 1994, in the village of Bricco Bastia on a hill it was built a new winery, which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains. The company is equipped with modern technological base, containing separate compartments for vinification, aging and bottling of wine. Respect for the environment is very important for us, so the work of the winery is based on the use of natural renewable energy sources: 70% provides a geothermal plant, the remaining 30% - solar panels.
The main component of the company's success Conterno is a Fantini everyday painstaking work by Claudio Conterno and Guido Fantine in the vineyards and in the winery. Claudio was the first in Piedmont, began using organic methods of growing grapes, which led to a significant improvement in the quality of wines. In turn, a talented winemaker Guido, guided by their experience and inner flair, creating a powerful and at the same time delicate, balanced wines. Today, Fantini farm Conterno is a leading representative of the modern school of winemaking Barolo. Its feature is the shorter period of fermentation and maceration of the grapes 2-2.5 weeks and subsequent wine aging in small French oak barrels (barriques) and new oak casks. This approach allows you to create a deep, well-structured wine with generous fruit flavors and complex flavor. The company owns 25 hectares of vineyards, where grapes are grown Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The basic philosophy of the economy - extremely attentive and caring attitude to the vineyards, the result of which is the creation of high quality wines. These wines are both powerful and colorful, elegant and sophisticated, which can be used both at a young age, so after 10-15 years of aging in the bottle. To date, 50% of the company's products Conterno Fantino implemented in Italy and the remaining 50% exported to the US and 30 other countries around the world.