Conterno-Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris 2008

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SKU 2645201126

750ml

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Very deep color, ruby to garnet, rich, fruity and persistent bouquet of rose petals, brushwood and berries - particularly blackberries; full-bodied, luscious, round and mellow, with an ideal balance of acidity and tannins. Wonderful with meat-based second courses and seasoned cheeses; the producer suggests pairing it with a typical Piedmontese dish called cacciatora chicken.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Conterno-Fantino
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Barolo Vigna del Gris is gorgeous. Layers of dark red fruit, flowers, spices and minerals emerge as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2008 possesses lovely mid-palate pliancy and juiciness, along with beautifully integrated tannins and exceptional polish. Floral notes add lift and brightness. I particularly like its energy. This is an especially open vintage for the Vigna del Gris. I don't see the 2008 making old bones, but it will be delicious over the next 10-12 years, give or take. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Antonio Galloni, April 2012
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorBursting with cherry, raspberry and licorice aromas and flavors, this pretty red is not without density, with dusty tannins and bright acidity keeping it focused. Offers fine balance and length, with a licorice and spice aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2027.

Bruce Sanderson, November 30, 2012