2018 Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera d’Alba
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2018 Conterno Fantino Vignota Barbera d’Alba

Piedmont, ITALY
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2027-2028)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Diam Cork

Aged for 10 months in second use French oak barriques. Midnight black core with a deep dark red hue. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry and liquorice mingle with scorched earth, fragrant herb and spicy vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied fresh black cherry, liquorice and black plum fruits are to the fore carried by a line of vibrant acidity which lends an energetic feel. Slightly chalky tannins with infusions of fresh herbs, earth and spice on the back half. Concludes a touch muscular with medium length.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
The Conterno Fantino 2018 Barbera d'Alba Vignota shows beautiful depth and intensity thanks to its pure and brilliant fruit. This Barbera is absolutely direct and linear in terms of its aromatic delivery with sour cherry, cassis and tart cranberry. Fruit comes from a 5.4-hectare plot that sees a big range in elevation from 200 to 400 meters above sea level with limestone and marl. These conditions are especially conducive to affirming the natural acidity and freshness of this food-friendly wine. An ample 36,500 bottles were made, and you get delicious value here. Drink 2020-2025.
93 points
Monica Larner – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate