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Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia 1988

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cascina Francia vineyard is located in the town of Serrallunga d'Alba in southern Piedmont (in the Langhe hills). The vineyard has a southwest exposure and sits about 40 meters above sea level. Roberto plants Nebbiolo on 9.4 hectares of the vineyard; 4.6 hectares are devoted to Barbera d'Alba. 1800 cases were produced. Snapshot Country Italy Region Piedmont Appellation Barolo Color Red Still / Sparkling Still Bottle Size Full Bottle (750 ml) Varieties 100% Nebbiolo

Editorial Reviews for Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
10/20/2008

This opens very slowly with impressively layered aromatics, tight and very mineral driven at first with river stones drying in the sun, then the fruit pops with a seared cherry note, tarry and slightly smoky with a subtle note of crushed rose petals accentuating the red berry, currant fruit. Turns progressively sweeter smelling with grace notes of lemon blossom and white mushroom adding a sense of emerging complexity. Like on the nose, this starts off very tight, acid driven on entry with a lean and spare architecture that slowly fills out with earth tinged black cherry fruit. Notes of licorice and medicinal spice creep in around the edges and a sweep of black tea emerges on the backend and leads to the moderately long finish with a strong, over-arching top note of licorice and fine amarena cherry fruit. This is still relatively youthful and a smashing success for the vintage. Needs another 3-5 years to really emerge but even so a winner tonight 93pts.



The Cascina Francia vineyard is located in the town of Serrallunga d'Alba in southern Piedmont (in the Langhe hills). The vineyard has a southwest exposure and sits about 40 meters above sea level. Roberto plants Nebbiolo on 9.4 hectares of the vineyard; 4.6 hectares are devoted to Barbera d'Alba. 1800 cases were produced. Snapshot Country Italy Region Piedmont Appellation Barolo Color Red Still / Sparkling Still Bottle Size Full Bottle (750 ml) Varieties 100% Nebbiolo

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