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1993 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Azienda Vitivinicola Giacomo Conterno   details
Appellation: Barolo - Piemonte - Italy (DOCG)
Type: red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$85.00
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rated (1990 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 23, 2010 , dmarano
97 points "The 1990 Barolo Cascina Francia possesses gorgeous richness and transparency, while the weight of Serralunga comes through in spades. Seductive and powerful, this magical Barolo is utterly spellbinding. Today, the 1990 Cascina Francia delivers an incredibly hedonistic Barolo experience that is sure to send readers into a state of near-ecstasy, especially if bottles have been well-stored. Flowers, licorice, anise and dark red fruits linger on the powerful yet ethereal finish. What a beautiful Barolo! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030. Giovanni Conterno was one of the icons of his generation. These three Barolos are some of Conterno’s finest achievements in a distinguished career that was cut tragically short in 2004. Conterno was among the first growers to recognize that owning his own vineyards would ultimately allow for greater control over the quality of his fruit, a forward-thinking view at a time when Piedmont was dominated by a negociant culture of large bottlers who bought grapes and wine in bulk from smaller properties. In 1974 Conterno spent a princely sum to acquire Cascina Francia, the vineyard that would become the exclusive source for his Barolos. Cascina Francia, a high-altitude monopole in the village of Serralunga, is typically one of the last vineyards in the Barolo region to be harvested. Conterno’s epic Barolo Riserva Monfortino, arguably the single most important wine made in Italy, is a selection of plots within the vineyard. The exact source of the fruit can vary from year to year, but Monfortino is only made in the finest vintages. Both Conterno Barolos are vinified along rigorously traditional methods, with long fermentations and extended aging in oak that reaches seven years (sometimes more) for the Monfortino. These are reference-point bottles for readers who seek to understand the genius of one of Piedmont’s truly legendary producers." Best 2010-2030
rated (2000 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 28, 2005 , Wine Spectator
90 points "Interesting aromas of fresh mushrooms and ripe fruit follow through to a full-bodied palate, with mahogany character and a plummy finish. Needs some time to come together. Beautiful wine. Best after 2007. 1,500 cases made. –JS " Best 2008-
rated (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 27, 2008 , Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate)
94 points Best 2009-2023
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