The WineGiacomo Conterno Barolo "Cascina Francia" 1996
In 1974, the Conterno family purchased the 14 hectare vineyard of Cascina Francia, one of the finest vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba, where they would begin to produce the vintage, Barolo. This powerfully structured wine is the result of the Conterno style of Barolo, which has always been ultra-traditional, with a long maceration followed by extended aging in large, oak casks. Barolos are aged for four years before bottling, characterizing this wine as slow to mature but worth the wait.
This great, traditional wine hosts a blend of orange peel, iron, rose petal, melted road tar, licorice and plum notes that gives the 1996 its aromatic nuance. The 1996 is enjoyed best when given several hours of air, and when tasted a day later yields a softened, more delicate side of the wine’s personality. When stored-well, bottles will drink well for 20-30 years, if not more.
Tasting Notes: This wine is a perfect expression of balance and power - with bright red fruits, earth, tar, rose and brilliant streak of mouth watering acidity. It has that special balance between the aromatics and flavors that is timeless.
- producer: Giacomo Conterno
- varietal: Nebbiolo
- country: Italy
- vintage: 1996
- region: Piedmont
- size: 750ml
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This wine is a perfect expression of balance and power - with bright red fruits, earth, tar, rose and brilliant streak of mouth watering acidity.