2011 G. Conterno Barbera d'Alba Cascina Francia

- 750 ml
95
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$49.99
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61304-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

This is so powerful and flavorful with masses of character of peaches, blackberries and minerals. It's full and very round with fine tannins and bright acidity. Love the aftertaste on the finish. An incredible Barbera. Drink now. James Suckling

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2011
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer G.Conterno: A gorgeous, rich history. A tradition that has kept them at the top of the mountain for years and years. A passion that rivals that of every legendary winemaker you can think of. Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard is a marvelous winery, and it doesn't take too long to get acquainted and fall in love with their unique style. Consistency is one of the key virtues a winery can aim for, and Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard achieves their goal effortlessly, making every vintage one to remember for decades. Without a doubt, they hold a spot as one of the most integral and influential wineries in all of Chassagne-Montrachet. Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard create wines that are in very high demand, so being able to find a reliable contact is important. Luckily, you need only look towards our selection of their best wines, bottles that can brighten the room or help you set the mood as you dim the lights with that special someone.
Rating 95 JS
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
Varietal Barbera: Barbera has been in the three most frequently planted varietals in Italy and has seen more than its fair share of blend compositions. When allowed to produce a high yield, a lot of the richness and delicate flavor are lost, in favor of excessive acidity. However, with proper nurturing and pruning, a low-yield batch of Barbera grapes can produce what we can only describe as magic.
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