2022 Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera d’ Alba DOC, Piemonte, Italy

2022 Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera d’ Alba DOC, Piemonte, Italy

$31.95

Description

100% Barbera. The vineyard is located in Monforte d’Alba, planted 1980 – 1998 with a South-East, South-West exposure on limestone and marl soils. Altitude ranges from 200 to 400 meters above sea level with a 20% to 35% vineyard slope. Vines are Guyot trained with a density of 5.000/5.500 vines per ha. First harvest was 1985.Grapes are selected and picked by hand at the end of September – beginning of October. Average production is 7-8 t/ha – 49-56 hi/ha. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration takes place in stainless steel horizontal fermenters for 8-10 days. Aged in French oak barrels. Approximately 30,000-35,000 bottles are produced each vintage. This wine is made from organically grown grapes certified by CCPB srl – Bologna

This rich Barbera is saturated with black cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, showing the slightest hint of toasty oak as it extends on the finish. Well-integrated and long. Drink now through 2028. 2,500 cases made, 500 cases imported. – 91 points, Wine Spectator